NTBackup takes too long
Posted on 2009-02-11
Running a normal daily NTBackup using 72GB tapes with compression on Windows 2003 server. However, have noticed that the last few backups have not been completing, and
one of the latest backups took 4 days!!!
It states in the log:-
'The requested media failed to mount. The operation was aborted. The operation was ended'
Also, the last backup log just showed 'The requested media failed to mount. The operation was aborted. The operation was ended'
I have come across this error several times in the past on other servers and have never really found a solution to it other than change the backup hardware device.
Is this likely to be the same situation or could it be that the tapes are not 'big' enough?
A member of staff who changes the tapes says that they put a different tape in everyday and sometimes as well as the tape ejecting each day, it has been ejecting more frequently. The tape drive has had its drivers etc updated and the tape drive is not asking to be cleaned, but the problem still remains.