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Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

 
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Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

I have configured an HP Ultrium 920 and the software HP Data Protector Express on a Windows 2003 Server.
With the Wizare I create a system backup procedure and I have launch it 5 times one for each new tape 920 RW, now I want to use again the number one but the backup process stop and reply with media error.
I try to format and delete the cartridge but the problem persist.
The system work fine only on a new tape.
Exist a parameter to insert to say at the program to ignore the content of the tape and every time execute a format and full backup ?
Thanks
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Re: Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

you shouldn't need to format tapes every time you want to use them.

"backup process stop and reply with media error".

Uh....the exact message would be helpful.

Just a guess:
Check the catalog / dataprotection attributes associated with the backup, and the allocation policy used with the media pool. Keep in mind the expiration times are based on the timestamp of the last object sent to tape, not the beginning time of the backup...thus if you wish to re-use that tape every Monday, a protection of 6 days is required, not 1 week.

BTW: you don't need to re-format to re-use the tape. at most, you would need to "recycle" to remove protections....
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Re: Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

Hi Lecris,

This tread is in the Data Protector Omniback software.
Please log a new tread in the Data Protector Express forum. It is inside tape storage section.

Regards,

MSECO
Keep learning!!!
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Re: Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE


business support forums > Storage > tape backup > data protector
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Re: Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

On sunday, each week, I want to do a backup of the system, I have 4 tapes and I wont write them one on each week and after 4 restart from 1.
I have set a backup procedure and I have execute it first time and all work fine, after 1 month (4 backup), when I have try to reinsert tape 1 the software reply with an error 4055.
I have try to format and delete the tape but the problem persist.
I have try to create a new Backup procedure and on scheduling window I have insert no rotation so if operator insert the wrong tape the procedure work anyway but the problem persist.
If I insert a write tape and go to tape property, the software reply :
Action: Inactive
State element: Unknow format
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Last writ 10/10/2008
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Please help me
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Re: Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

Once again:
you shouldn't need to format tapes every time you want to use them.

"backup process stop and reply with media error".

Uh....the exact message would be helpful. NOT the number, the text of the message.

Just a guess:
Check the catalog / dataprotection attributes associated with the backup, and the allocation policy used with the media pool. Keep in mind the expiration times are based on the timestamp of the last object sent to tape, not the beginning time of the backup...thus if you wish to re-use that tape every Monday, a protection of 6 days is required, not 1 week.

BTW: you don't need to re-format to re-use the tape. at most, you would need to "recycle" to remove protections....
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Re: Ultrium Storageworks 920 and wrong tape TAPE

"I have try to format and delete the tape but the problem persist.
I have try to create a new Backup procedure and on scheduling window I have insert no rotation so if operator insert the wrong tape the procedure work anyway but the problem persist.
If I insert a write tape and go to tape property, the software reply :
Action: Inactive
State element: Unknow format"

What do you mean by "format", did you initialize the tape in DP?

after that you deleted it????