12.5 SP3, WORM media and e0000f16 - The operation failed to acquire the minimum number of drives and media needed.
Running Backup Exec 12.5 SP3 on a Windows Server 2003 machine using LTO WORM tapes and Backup Exec refuses to write to any tape I put in - the jobs fail in two seconds with the error e0000f16 - The operation failed to acquire the minimum number of drives and media needed.
I've Googled that error and found some suggestions about not associating the media with a custom set and leaving it in Scratch media where it first goes after an inventory, but it dies with the same error. It does the same if I attribute it to 'Keep Data Indefinitely - Do not allow overwrite' or my own custom Media Set. The backup job is set to use WORM media.
Basically whatever I do, the job fails with that same error. I can see the tape in the device and in the media screen, but Backup Exec never thinks it's available. Any ideas?