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Possibility to not eject media in BE 12.5

Created: 04 Sep 2013 • Updated: 05 Sep 2013 | 4 comments
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Hello! We have Backup Exec 12.5 installed on 2003 Server. Media library is single drive and media HP Q1538-60010 Storageworks Ultrium 960

LTO-3 400/800GB SCSI Internal. Problem is that the server with library is far away from us, so when something happens we have to ask somebody to do smth with library. The most annoing problem is when media is full, protected from rewrite, or smth similar, and BE tries to write/rewrite the media, BE initiates eject of the only media, and it will not work until somebody installs it back. Can it be controlled never eject media automatically, only manually?
thks, Alexander.
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RahulG's picture

If you are running a backup job , you have an option to eject the tape after complete , you can uncheck it so the tape is not ejected after the job completes.

But incases if the tape which you have in the drive is not overwritable or the backup needs another tape to compelete the job, the tape would be ejected  and it cannot be controlled.

You can just avoid this by taking some precaution, like running inventorty beofre the job starts and making sure the tape has sufficent disk space to accomodate the backup set.

CraigV's picture

...or simply manually erase the tape. But if you have to do this, your Append/OPP settings are either incorrect on the media set, or the person putting the tape in is putting the incorrect tape in.


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Larry Fine's picture

Feel free to vote on an enhancement that was suggested so that BE doesn't eject the tape so often.

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