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Why not automatic overrwite tape

Created: 29 May 2014 | 9 comments

Why not job is overwite on the tape ?

Please help to advise setting >

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pkh's picture

Check that the tape is not physically write-protected.

Also, it might be allocated to a previous job.  Restart all the BE services and try again.

Click on the BE button ---> Configuration and Settings ---> Backup Exec Settings.  Under Media Management, check that your Overwrite Protection Level is set to either Partial or Full, not None.

pkh's picture

You should set the Media Overwrite option to the second option 

BE 2012 - overwrite recyclable & OPL.png

momaymm@hotmail.com's picture

Today i chwck on my server  job cannot overwrite on the tape when is tape full

Ken Putnam's picture

If the tape is full, but has not passed it's retention date, then you must provide a different tape 

if this worked previously, but now does not, your data may have grown to the point that it no longer fits on one tape.  You will probably have to re-examine and probably change your backup strategy 

If this response answers your concern, please mark it as a "solution"

momaymm@hotmail.com's picture

How to setting can overwrite tape media  or append

Adonis Manansala's picture

Hi Momaymm,

Please see link below, this might help you understand how Overwrite Protection works

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH5459

Ado