"Unable to acquire device for the specified pool and media. Invalid Physical Volume Library Drive Identifier" is reported when running a job created by the Restore Wizard.

Article:TECH4949  |  Created: 1999-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-12-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH4949
Article Type
Technical Solution

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Issue



"Unable to acquire device for the specified pool and media. Invalid Physical Volume Library Drive Identifier" is reported when running a job created by the Restore Wizard.


Error



Unable to acquire device for the specified pool and media. Invalid Physical Volume Library Drive Identifier.


Cause



The backup device had not been Inventoried, and the Restore Wizard (located under the Jobs menu) was used to create the job.

 


Solution



The error occurred because the backup device had not been inventoried, and the Restore Wizard (located under Tools, Wizards) was used to create the job. 
  

 

The error does not occur if the job is created through the Restore Selections tab or by clicking the Restore button in the toolbar.

To inventory a drive:

From the Devices tab, do one of the following:

Go to Devices tab, right click the device and perform Inventory 

 

The cartridge label of any media in the drive is displayed. If the media was created by a product other than this installation of Backup Exec (tm) (imported media), then the original media label is displayed under the heading Alternate Label. There may be a delay (up to several minutes for some drives) as the media is mounted and inventoried.

Also during restore operation specifically select the drive from which the data is to be restored. 

 
 

 


Supplemental Materials

SourceUMI
ValueV-79-57344-33029
Description

Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier


SourceError Code
Value0xa0008105
Description

Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier


SourceError Code
Value0xe0008105
Description

Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier



Legacy ID



190877


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH4949


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