Veritas Backup Exec Duplicate Job Stuck in Loading Media
Posted on 2006-07-07
Backup Exec 9.1
I currently have my backups setup so when a job completes it automatically starts a duplicate job to take that dataset and copy it onto tape. That part of the process works fine and dandy. What we do is with the last Full Backup of the month, we actually write it to tape twice. . .or try to alteast. 1 goes on the the 4-week rotation tapes that will come back from storage within a month to be overwritten. We then create a new set of "Month Full Backup" tapes that, as said before, contains the last full backup of the month and that tape is sent off to storage for ayear. Before I was just copying the b2d files directly to tape but that makes for a restore nightmare.
I have been attempting to do a duplicate job from the option of "Duplicate Existing Backup Sets" to tape. I point it to the b2d folder of the full backup I want to put to tape. All the tapes are labeled correctly. The job starts with "Loading Media", pulls the tape into the tape vault like it is about to write but then just sits there indefinitely. For kicks one time I let it run overnight and when I came in 10 hours later it was still at "Loading Media" with no Alerts.