Cannot Erase Tape after R2 upgrade RRS feed

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  • Hi

    I have recently upgraded MS DPM2012 SP1 to 2012 R2.

    I am now faced with the error below :

    Affected area: -
    Occurred since: 2/18/2016 9:55:58 AM
    Description: The detailed inventory of tape failed for the following reason: (ID 3316)
     The tape in Stand Alone Drive Tape Library IBM ULT3580-TD5 SCSI Sequential Device at Drive IBM ULT3580-TD5 SCSI Sequential Device has been written to by another tape backup application using an unsupported physical block size. DPM supports a physical block of 65536 bytes for writing and a physical block size ranging from 1024 bytes to 65536 bytes for reading. So DPM will not be able to read or overwrite the contents of this tape. (ID 24084 Details: When accessing a new tape of a multivolume partition, the current block size is incorrect (0x80070452))

    the freetape.ps1 fails to read the media.

    I read about a utility name mytape.exe that can erase the tape, but i can't find it anywhere.

    Can someone please help?

    Thanks in advance for you replies


    Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:18 AM

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