BE2012: Invalid Physical Volume Library Drive Identifier / Unable to acquire device
we just imported some older Tapes to do some restore. We build up the catalog of these tapes an just had no problem doing some restore on BE 2010-R3.
Now we upgradet BE to 2012 to do some restores direct to outlook pst files. At the same time we add another librarypartition with older LTO3 drives to restore some very old file data that is on lto2 tapes also.
The Problem is that wen we try to restore some of the LTO3 files, that we restored perfectly on be2010, we get these error Message:
"Invalid Physical Volume Library Drive Identifier"
Final Error Category: Job Errors
Error Text In Job Log: "Unable to acquire device. The backup device this operation is attempting to use cannot be found"
It looks like the restore job wana use an drive that isnt ready, but we can not change the drive because in the new dialog of be2012 we cant chose a source device. i think we HAD to coose anoter because of the second librarypartition and the different lto generations. In some other (new, BE2012) restore jobs we have the option to switch the source drive.
i hope you have some idear.