High prio tape in drive?? When medium is in??.. RRS feed

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  • HI guys,


    Situation here..


    First i had the damn issue that the server says that high prio backup has stopped because the needed tape isn't available while the right tape is in..

    So i let this on on status failed and inserted the medium tape because it needed to run last night..

    This morning also medium tape didn't run!, now DPM thinks the high prio tape is still in the drive i did following thinks in library:

    - Identify unknown tape

    - Rescan

    - Refresh

    No use it still says HighPrio at the tape label..

    - I even tried a reboot..

    When i choose mark tape as free i get:

    The selected tapes cannot be marked as free because they belong to protection groups.


    etc etc (ID: 31116)



    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:15 AM


  • Hi,

    Do you have tape co-location enabled ?   If so, the media label will assume the label name of the protection group that first wrote to that tape, so you will end up with a combination of recovery points from multiple PG's, but all sharing the same tape using the label of the PG that claimed the tape.  This assumes retention period is the same between PG's so co-location can work.

    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 3:00 PM

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