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i am using back up exec 11d. and i have just recently started having problems backing up onto a new tape. i have tried everything to get it to back up but nothing works.

i get the following error

 "The job failed with the following error: The operation failed to acquire the minimum number of drives and media needed."

the tape is in the device i have tried a test backup, which worked fine.
can any one help?
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by:arodrigues
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With a new tape, check the job and try to change it from append or terminate to, overwrite ... possible causes is other jobs that currently run to the same drive or the amount of data and jobs using the same tape.
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http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/290960.htm 
The link above explain that with a new tape you have to change the type of backup ... if still not work see the log and post here.



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Hi thanks for the reply I have found out what was wrong, it was not added to the right media set!
DOH!!!
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by:arodrigues
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ok happy to know ... please close the question ... but what you mean "added to the right media set " if is the media set who manage the backup ...
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