Error: Cannot find any appendable volumes

Posted on 2008-11-07
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Hello Experts!

I have small problem with backup system BACULA (Version: 2.2.8). I keep getting messages Cannot find any appendable volumes. Those messages start to appear when bacula fills up hard disk to 100%.

How do I have to configure bacula DIR, so it could automatically recycle volume?

06-Nov 11:06 virgo-sd JobId 251: Job sagittarius.2008-11-03_04.05.13 waiting. Cannot find any appendable volumes.

Please use the "label"  command to create a new Volume for:

    Storage:      "FileStorage" (/backup/bacula)

    Pool:         sagittarius-pool

    Media type:   File

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------


Client {

  Name = sagittarius-fd

  Address =

  FDPort = 9102

  Catalog = MyCatalog

  Password = "100x8W/6tfBOR/129ZYqhijgsY8mPPDBCMN91EqDzvmi" # password for

  File Retention = 5 days                 # 30 days

  Job Retention = 5 days                  # six months

  AutoPrune = yes                     # Prune expired Jobs/Files


Job {

  Name = "sagittarius"

  Type = Backup

  Client = sagittarius-fd

  FileSet = "sagittarius-full-set"

  Schedule = "sagittarius-schedule"

  Storage = File

  Messages = Standard

  Pool = sagittarius-pool

  Write Bootstrap = "/var/db/bacula/SAGITTARIUS.bsr"


Schedule {

  Name = "sagittarius-schedule"

  Run = Level=Full mon at 4:05

  Run = Level=Incremental tue at 4:05

  Run = Level=Incremental wed at 4:05

  Run = Level=Full thu at 4:05

  Run = Level=Incremental fri at 4:05

  Run = Level=Incremental sat at 4:05

  Run = Level=Incremental sun at 4:05



Pool {

  Name = sagittarius-pool

  Pool Type = Backup 

  Recycle = yes                       # Bacula can automatically recycle Volumes

  AutoPrune = yes                     # Prune expired volumes

  Volume Retention = 7 days         # one year



FileSet {

  Name = "sagittarius-full-set"

  Include {

    Options {  

      signature = MD5    


    File = /etc/

    File = /usr/local/etc/

    File = /var/log/  

    File = /home/        



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Question by:fr0x
    LVL 29

    Expert Comment

    2 days you use full backup. Maybe you should only do a full on monday. (I guess if you do a full backup twice while your retention period is a week, you'll end up with 2 full backups...)
    LVL 61

    Accepted Solution

    Time for RTFM-style action

    Download manual in PDF format:

    9.9 When The Tape Fills
    22.8 Manually Recycling Volumes


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