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Jobs not backing up

Created: 04 Apr 2014 • Updated: 04 Apr 2014 | 3 comments
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Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong here. I have created 7 partions for my 6 backup and 1 cleaning tape. I then assigned the partitions in the job setup to the jobs... Yet I am still getting an error saying:

The operation failed to acquire the minimum number of drives and media needed.

Here are screen shots of my setups



Can someone please help me?


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pkh's picture

Delete the job giving this error message and recreate the job

Also you have a blank tape in your slot so it cannot be appended to and it is write-protected forever. This means a that no job can ever use this tape. You should associate this tape with the scratch media set so that your job can overwrite it. However once it is full the job writing to the tape will fail because BE will require another overwritable tape to continue but you cannot introduce a overwritable tape into the position

CraigV's picture


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ClintonB's picture


It's working now... I didn't realise you need to associate a new tape with scratch media first.