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Media Full

Created: 06 Nov 2013 | 3 comments


The problem only occured on Tuesday backup. All setting are the same - Overwritable’ & ‘Infinite – Allow Append’ but when it comes to Tuesday backup the status change into Not appendable (Media Full). We already test one method - performed inventory and do quick erase then associate the tape into Daily backups. It work for a while then the same issue coming back. Please advice for permanent solution. Thanks.

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pkh's picture

The media full is due to the backup filling up the tape. Other than erasing the tape, you can wait for it to become overwritable and just overwrite the tape

CraigV's picture

...have you tried to recreate the job at all?


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Colin Weaver's picture

this is just how media is handled if you leave things on default settings.

It is recommended to do one or all of the following:

a) Disable the append infinite settings, which then periodically forces an overwrite (you want to set a timescale to just slightly under when your tapes might fill up if you are running a stand alone tape drive) Note: don't expect to completely fill a tape in a stand alone tape drive scenario unless you have someone available at appropriate times (usually at night) to insert a second tape, you cannot append to the end of the tape and when it fills up immediately start writing to the start of the same tape within a single job.

b) periodically start one of your regular jobs as on overwrite (maybe the Monday one if doing a daily cycle)

c) invest in more individual tapes and change them more often

d) invest in a library