[Veritas Backup Exec v9.1] - Labels new data tapes as Cleaning Media
Posted on 2005-04-12
Operating System: Windows 2000 Advance Server
I'm running Veritas Backup Exec v9.1 using a Dell 128T Tape Library with a single Dell 110T Tape Drive and recently, on my latest tape swap out, it has a two-fold problem:
1) Simple jobs such as inventorying a single tape take 9 minutes to perform. Consistently 9 minutes (whereas I recall them taking 2 minutes before)
2) Every data tape which I attempt to inventory and label is labeled as "Cleaning Media" and I can't seem to get around this issue.
What I've tried:
1) I've tried to update the drivers by right clicking on the drive and library and then doing a driver update in the windows system management console.
2)I've tried to swap out the tapes with another set
3)I've tried new media sets
4)I've tried re-running tapeinit.exe and rebooting
5)I've read that the cleaning media problem will appear when using Multi-drive auto-loaders which are not cabled correctly. However, this is only a single drive autoloader. Therefore I can't imagine this being the issue, and if it is, I'm not aware of a way to cable a single drive auto-loader differently.
I'm just not sure what else I can do. So your sage advice is requested.