media not loading backup exec12.5 duplicate jobs

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello all, i have a disk to disk to tape scenario and i recently added new tapes to my tape drive as i feared backups were not getting written (or overwritten too quickly) but since then my duplicates (disk to tape) won't run? it gets stuck on loading media part, the tapes all seem fine and are recognised, i assume its something i have failed to do in preparing the cassettes for use.

I have included the picture to hopeful explain our set up a little, i'm thinking i may have to move all my tapes into the 'tape based backup' media set but if so how?

Question by:Uraken007
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    In the image, which are the new tapes?

    Moving tapes manually into a media set, which you suggest as a possible solution, may instead possibly be the reason of your trouble.
    If you move new tapes to a media set, the tape takes on the overwrite protection settings set by the Media Set, preventing first use of the tape for the period of the Overwrite Protection.

    I would suggest moving the new tapes to the Scratch media set, and in Tools/Options/Media Management, set the option to overwrite "recyclable media before overwriting scratch media". That way the new media will not be used until you're running out of overwritable media.

    Author Comment

    HI the new tapes are those that do not show what any size usage, so 1, 6, 16 etc can you explain how i can move the tapes to scratch media i can't seem to find a way to move the tapes once they have been allocated to a media set?

    thanks for your help so far

    Author Comment

    cancel the last bit i managed to work out how to move them so will see how the jobs work from now.

    Author Comment

    "I would suggest moving the new tapes to the Scratch media set, and in Tools/Options/Media Management, set the option to overwrite "recyclable media before overwriting scratch media".

    This option was already set, and initially the tapes were all in the scratch media set (i thought that this is where they were put by default when added to the the cartridges? it was me that decided to move them thinking that may solve the issues) so this puts me back to the initial problem of the duplicate jobs not being run

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    hi all i now have hp working on the tape drive we suspect it is a faulty unit.

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