Cannot restore an NTBackup job from tape
Posted on 2005-04-23
I have a backup of my hard disk completed using NTBackup (from Windows XP SP1a), and a Sony AIT-i130A/S ATAPI internal tape drive. The backup completed OK, as did the verification. I took the backup, as I have been having problems with my PC, and I was expecting to have to reinstall soon. As it turns out, I've had to do just that.
However, now I cannot restore the data from tape. When I try, I get the following error message:
"An inconsistency was encountered on the requested media."
I have checked numerous articles on the web regarding this (mostly authored by Microsoft), and none of them apply. Most of them suggest that this happens to USB drives, or it happens when a backup job spans more than one tape and more than one media set. None of these help as it is not a USB drive, there is only one media set (that I can see), and the backup only went onto one tape. So there appears to be no options left.
Has anyone else come across this, and have they found a solution??? I'm desperate for an answer.