Backup Job stopping saying media full.. its not full!
Created: 20 May 2013 | 6 comments
Windows 2008 SP1
Backup Exec 2010 SP1 (v13.0 Build 2896) [64bit]
Backing up 180GB of flat file data on local drive.
I'm trying to backup approx 180GB of data to a Tandberd LTO2 drive (native capacity 200gb). The backup job has been setup for quite a while with very few problems. However, recently the job is ejecting the tape somewhat randomly (anywhere between 120gb to 179gb into the job) and then the job waits for another tape to continue onto.
My most recent attempt last night stopped at 124GB. The media now reports (see attachment) as "Overwriteable" and "Not appendable (Media Full)". Data column reports as 115.63gb, but used capacity is reported as 195.3GB. Compression Radio is reported as 1:1 (regardless of whether Compression Type is set to "Software", "Hardware [if available, otherwise none" or "Hardware [if available, otherwise software]")
I have tried erasing the tapes in Backup Exec and running the job but thats not resolved the problem.
I have tried erasing the tapes in the Tandberg Data Diagnostic software and running the job but thats not resolved the problem.
I have tried writing 195GB of data to the tape using the Tandberg Data Diagnostic software with success.
I have completely uninstalled Backup Exec (inc SQL database) and reinstalling the lot without success.
If anyone could offer any futher suggestions I'd be most grateful!