Backup Job Waiting on Tape
Hello All -
I seem to have a very annoying situation with Backup Exec that I cannot seem to solve. Basically I have 4 backup jobs that run daily to tape. The first backup is an NDMP backup which uses 1.5 tapes (2 tapes in my tape library). Upon completion of this job, the second tape is still appendable for use of the other 3 jobs that run to tape (which are duplicate policy jobs from Disk).
At the end of my third running job, BEX reports the job completed successfully and then immediately after i receive an error asking for an overwriteable or appendable tape. However the problem is that the tape is still in the drive (shown by BEX) and the tape still has space. So in short its asking for an overwriteable tape when there is actually one already in the drive!
My only logical thought process is that because it is an append job and its a duplicate policy job, BEX is checking the data it has to copy form disk to tape and seeing that it does not have enough space, and thus is seeking a 3rd tape. My problem here is why the tape doesnt eject as a full tape. Even after i add a 3rd tape the device still looks for an overwritable tape (even though I inserted scratch media a brand new tape).
Any ideas on what could be halting the job (even though BEX claims Job Completed successfully) ?