I have a Dell Poweredge 3800 server
Built in Quantum DLT VS160 Backup Tape Drive
DLTVS1 -160 80/160 GB Tapes
The backup software is TapeWare Version 7.00 Yosemite Technologies (Company)
Our server is only using 22 gb of space
Tape back up software is configured like this
Full back up
Force to appened
5 tapes 1 for each day
However I getting this error that the tape is full and unable to perform the back up (and I can't figure out why or how to force the backup when the software is set to overwrite the tape so regareless if its full it should overwrite)
However how can it be full if its 80/160 and the drive only is full to 22 gb?
I get this says the tape is full, spits the tape out and reports this then
88 : No devices specified or all devices are now offline
Or it starts the backup to about 40% then spits the tape out and says tape is full
I took one of the tapes and I am doing a secure erase of the tape (which I really shouldn't but I need to see if this will work) i'm going to try running the backup on a completely blank tape
but any ideas of whats going on?