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RC 96 "Unable to allocate new media for backup"

Created: 07 Aug 2012 • Updated: 14 Aug 2012 | 5 comments
ManikandanPC's picture
This issue has been solved. See solution.

How can I make use of my active/active mpx  tapes instead backup failing looking for available tapes in volume pool?


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Andy Welburn's picture

If there's available media in the library then NB *should* utilise that first, but I remember a post from a few years back where it was seen that this was not necessarily always the case.

Is this the situation you're facing:

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ManikandanPC's picture

This is successful now. Ran to a different retention level tape, hence this error.

Andy Welburn's picture

So straight forward EC=96 then - no available media in library that could be utilised by the backup.

Glad you got to the bottom of it!


Just thought, should've directed you to this TechNote, you'd've worked your way through to the solution in no time (seven clicks & sorted - altho' two might've given it away!):

Marianne's picture

The post that Andy referenced above mentions retention levels at least three times.

i have therefore moved solution to his post.

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