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Failed to perform the operation since the tape free tape is not available in Tape Library RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All

    IBM TotalStorage 3572 Tape Library 5 slots

    DPM version 2012 R2

    I am having issues with tape backups for couple of protection group.Its failing with error

    Failed to perform the operation since the tape free tape is not available in Tape Library IBM TotalStorage 3572 Tape Library (ID 24050)
    Add tape to the library, or to the drive in the case of a stand-alone tape drive. Retry the operation after adding tape.


    If I free the tape ( Erase it ) and run the backup, it works fine for the first backup. But If I try to run another backup, it fails with the above error even though there is enough free space.

    Sorry, I am not able to attach the screenshots


    Sunday, March 17, 2019 11:56 PM

All replies

  • Hello!

    Can you check how much free space is left on the tape after the backup?

    You could try to configuring/enabling tape co-location to see if it helps.

    Do note that if the Protection Groups do not have the same retention periods, and if you haven’t enabled/configured tape co-location, DPM will require separate tapes for each Protection Group.

    Best regards,

    Leon


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    Monday, March 18, 2019 6:54 AM