Backup Exec media append and overwrite
Posted on 2013-01-23
I have a problem with backup exec. Its spitting the tapes out overnight and complaining that the media is write protected.
Each tape is replaced daily at the same time, the the overwrite protection is set to 1 day. The append period is set to infinite.
However on my backups, it writes the first job to the tape, but then tries to do the second, and ejects the tape saying;
"Media 'Daily - Data - TD1 - Monday' is overwrite protected.
The media in drive 'TD1' is currently allocated and is not available for overwrite operations."
Looking at the statistics of the tape, I can see that of a total capacity. 141GB of data has been written to the tape. The used capacity is 80GB and the available capacity remaining is 115GB out of a total of 195GB. The tape is an LTO2 so with compression should fit at least 400GB on it. However its just not even trying to append to the media.
Its my understanding that it should write the second job to the tape by 'appending' to the media, and then once full eject the tape.
Is that correct, do I have something wrong, or is something wrong with backup exec?
It's version 2010 R3 for anyone who needs to know.