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Backup exec cannot load media

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I am running a backup exec 10d on windows 2003 server R2 with all the updates installed for OS and Backup Exec. The problem is that every morning I see that the backup exec is waiting for media. I cancelled the job, insert the backup tape again I starting a backup and it is running fine. In the evening the same problem.
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by:nirlal
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you need to see the log. most probably you are trying to backup more data then the media can store.
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by:goliveuk
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The data is with 20GB less then usuall. So I do not thing that this is the reason.
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by:Hedley Phillips
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Silly question (I see you advanced on this subject), but when the scheduled job is set to run, is the tape overwritable? Could it be that when you come to run it in the morning the tape has now come out of overwrite protection.

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Is it only scheduled jobs that fail to run? i.e. set up a job with only a couple of Gb of data, schedule it and watch what happens. Then reschedule the original job that is failing and watch what happens.

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Hedley Phillips earned 500 total points
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doh.

If the tape had come out of protection, it would have been taken and used in the job.

Ok,

as well as the scheduled tests I suggested, please check the event logs and also try moving a tape to Scratch before the over night backup and see if that helps.
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