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Final error: 0xe0000f16 - The operation failed to acquire the minimum number of drives and media needed.

Created: 26 Aug 2013 • Updated: 26 Aug 2013 | 5 comments
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I'm attempting to run a newly created Active Directory back-to-disk job on Backup Exec 2010 R3 SP3 but getting this strange error:

 

Final error: 0xe0000f16 - The operation failed to acquire the minimum number of drives and media needed.

V-79-57344-33064 - Error - Mount failed.
No targeted devices were found that support the drive features selected by the job. The job has been canceled by Backup Exec.

 

Notes:

- In Devices and Media, device is set to a newly created backup-to-disk folder
- When this job begins: Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available
- Rebooted BE server
- Installed latest remote agent on domain controller
- Have a duplication job linked to a write to tape (I got the error prior to creating this dupe job)

Any ideas?

Randy

Operating Systems:

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lmosla's picture

Try recreating the job's selection list to make sure all the selections are accessible.

randy915's picture

OK I figured it out - I turned off encryption and the job began to run.  I'm doing duplication to a LTO3 which may not support the encryption hardware encryption I usually use.

Case closed, thanks!

SOLUTION
pkh's picture

Since you are backing up to disk, you should specify overwrite in your job.  There is no advantage in appending to disk media.