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could not reuse DLTtape VS1- in a new backupexec server

Created: 05 May 2008 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 3 comments
Dear ALL,
I have about 20 tapes that i have used to backup files using BackUPexec 10d on server.
Now the old server is gone and i need to reuse these tapes to backup files using a different version of Backup Exec on a different server.
the problem is when ever i put one of these used tape, the tape device says that the tape is write protected. I have made sure that the tape is not read only, (the read only knob on the tape is turned off).
Please help !!!!

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Ken Putnam's picture
did you migrate the install, or just install on the new machine?
If you just installed, did you select FULL or PARTIAL for the Global Media Management setting?
If you selected FULL,  BackupExec treats all "foreign" tapes - those not created by this install - as permanently protected
Try re-labeling the tapes before re-using them 

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Jenefa's picture
Thanks for your reply KEN,
How do i re-lable the tape. ???
Please help

Rajesh John

Ken Putnam's picture
Insert tape
media tab
right click the drive\Inventory
right click the driver\label

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