Duplicate to tape fails BE 2012
I have the following:
BE 2012 (Completely patched and updated) installed on 2008 R2 Server
I have various backup jobs and most of then dulpicate to tape on sundays.
I have 5 Tapes in a media set I created. Some of the properties of this media set are:
Overwrite protection period: 3 weeks
Append period None infinate -allow append
Media Vault rules: none
I have set all the Duplicate to Tape jobs to: Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is availible
As I load the tape each week and perform an inventory I see all the old backup sets and BE indicates that the tape is overwritable.
Having been 5 weeks the backup sets are past thier expiration date and BE show the tape to be overwritable
As the jobs start to run eventaully BE will eventually throw an Alert Message Media Information: Please insert overwritable media into the robotic library using the import command.
BE shows the media as full, and does not want to overwrite the expired backup sets.
To get around this I have added the tape to scratch media and run the jobs again, but some jobs refuse to run. I get no error, the job status just goes to Scheduled.
The whole system has been backing up for a few months now without error which is nothing short of miraculous for BE.
Any ideas why this is happeing?