Why we get orphaned media in nbrbutil -dump output?
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These are usually caused by a process crash or failure and information can be obtained from the relevant logs, messages or event logs (depending on the O/S)
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Backup failure is less likely as that should clear down allocations cleanly following the failure - would only happen that way if the backup failure was caused by a process failure on the Master or Media Server
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Wow - Orphaned Media ...
... and there I was thinking it was when Mummy tape and Daddy tape went out and got Frozen, leaving poor baby tape orphaned.