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Netuk
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11 years ago

cannot overwrite media, data on it is protected(168)

Dear All,

There are some tapes which has mediaID mismatch with header information. I tried to delete data in the tape with uncheck "Verify media label before performing operation". However erase failed with "cannot overwrite media, data on it is protected(168)" . Please share with any resolutions.

  • Seems there is data on tape that was written by another backup application?

    Try to select all options in Host Properties -> Media server -> Media -> Allow Media Overwrite

    If you have more than one media server, do this for all media servers.

    Try to Label again and uncheck "Verify media label.." again.

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  • Seems there is data on tape that was written by another backup application?

    Try to select all options in Host Properties -> Media server -> Media -> Allow Media Overwrite

    If you have more than one media server, do this for all media servers.

    Try to Label again and uncheck "Verify media label.." again.

  • Thanks Marianne,

    I selected all options in Host properties and then tried to Label, unselected "Verify media label",  but still getting the same error;

     

    9/15/2013 7:10:30 PM - begin Label
    9/15/2013 7:10:30 PM - started process bplabel (5092)
    9/15/2013 7:10:30 PM - requesting resource NetBackup:L708L4
    9/15/2013 7:10:30 PM - granted resource L708L4
    9/15/2013 7:10:30 PM - granted resource IBM.ULT3580-TD4.000
    9/15/2013 7:10:32 PM - Info bptm(pid=2316) start           
    9/15/2013 7:10:32 PM - Info bptm(pid=2316) Waiting for mount of media id L708L4 (copy 1) on server veritas.
    9/15/2013 7:10:32 PM - mounting L708L4
    9/15/2013 7:10:32 PM - Info bptm(pid=2316) INF - Waiting for mount of media id L708L4 on server veritas for reading.
    9/15/2013 7:11:41 PM - mounted; mount time: 00:01:09
    9/15/2013 7:11:41 PM - Info bptm(pid=2316) EXITING with status 0 <----------       
    9/15/2013 7:11:43 PM - Error bplabel(pid=5092) Media is assigned, and will not be labeled    
    9/15/2013 7:11:43 PM - end Label; elapsed time: 00:01:13
    cannot overwrite media, data on it is protected(168)

    Please advice.

    Thanks in advance,

  • Error bplabel(pid=5092) Media is assigned, and will not be labeled   

    You did not share the above previously.

    Please show us output of the following command:

    nbemmcmd -listmedia -mediaid L708L4

    (command is in <install-path>\veritas\netbackup\bin\admincmd)

  • Thanks Marianne for your solution. I was able to Label media after your solution and refresh the GUI.

    Now I can write to the media L708L4,L710L4. This is the output

     


    E:\veritas\NetBackup\bin\admincmd>nbemmcmd -listmedia -mediaid L708L4
    NBEMMCMD, Version: 7.5.0.1
    ====================================================================
    Media GUID:                     3b15261f-3164-428f-965c-d84293c9f986
    Media ID:                       L708L4
    Partner:                        -
    Media Type:                     HCART
    Volume Group:                   000_00001_TLD
    Application:                    Netbackup
    Media Flags:                    1
    Description:                    Added by Media Manager
    Barcode:                        JKL708L4
    Partner Barcode:                --------
    Last Write Host:                FAS3140-T2
    Created:                        08/30/2013 13:19
    Time Assigned:                  09/15/2013 22:02
    First Mount:                    08/31/2013 18:10
    Last Mount:                     09/15/2013 22:03
    Volume Expiration:              -
    Data Expiration:                09/22/2013 22:02
    Last Written:                   09/15/2013 22:02
    Last Read:                      -
    Robot Type:                     TLD
    Robot Control Host:             veritas
    Robot Number:                   1
    Slot:                           3
    Side/Face:                      -
    Cleanings Remaining:            -
    Number of Mounts:               20
    Maximum Mounts Allowed:         0
    Media Status:                   ACTIVE
    Kilobytes:                      133798404
    Images:                         2
    Valid Images:                   2
    Retention Period:               0
    Number of Restores:             0
    Optical Header Size Bytes:      1024
    Optical Sector Size Bytes:      0
    Optical Partition Size Bytes:   0
    Last Header Offset:             2090607
    Adamm Guid:                     00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    Rsm Guid:                       00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
    Origin Host:                    NONE
    Master Host:                    veritas
    Server Group:                   NO_SHARING_GROUP
    Upgrade Conflicts Flag:
    Pool Number:                    1
    Volume Pool:                    NetBackup
    Previous Pool Name:             -
    Vault Flags:                    -
    Vault Container:                -
    Vault Name:                     -
    Vault Slot:                     -
    Session ID:                     -
    Date Vaulted:                   -
    Return Date:                    -
    Media on Hold:                  0
    ====================================================================
    Command completed successfully.

    Thanks for all your help Marianne and StefanosM.

  • As you can see, this tape has valid images.

    ast Write Host:                FAS3140-T2
    Created:                        08/30/2013 13:19
    Time Assigned:                  09/15/2013 22:02
    First Mount:                    08/31/2013 18:10
    Last Mount:                     09/15/2013 22:03
    Volume Expiration:              -
    Data Expiration:                09/22/2013 22:02
    Last Written:                   09/15/2013 22:02
    ....

    Media Status:                   ACTIVE
    Kilobytes:                      133798404
    Images:                         2
    Valid Images:                   2

    You can only re-label or erase this tape once all images have expired.