IN the properties of the backup job where you define the pre and post command ,you set the option to cancel the job if it did not excuted properly ... You can also go ahead and increase the size of the bkf file as 10 gb , so the backup exec created 1bkf file of 10gb instead of 4 gb ...This way the alert which you receive would be less than what you are getting ...
Make sure you have the following option in place
Tools-- option--Media managment --Overwrite recycleable media before overwriting the scratch media
so it overwrites the recyclable files before creating new once ...
Also check the options for the prompt here ..If you have selected the option to promt before overwriting ..
hope this helps
I have a same setup and having problem with BE spam event log with event ID 33808:
"An error occurred while processing a B2D command.
Changer: MoveMedium() Attempt to Lock Slot Failed (E:\VERITAS\B2D\Folder.lck). Error=3 "
Searching around and I found this thread. Learned a lot. I would expand the idea a little and it seems to work with just one bat file run as pre-command. Assumed you follow steps in option 1 of http://support.veritas.com/docs/276904 (link does not anymore. google cached version http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:5zO4eR6NGwwJ:seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/... )
DRIVE E: = Removable Backup-to-Disk folder Device BACKUP1
DRIVE F: = Removable Backup-to-Disk folder Device BACKUP2
DRIVE G: = Removable Backup-to-Disk folder Device BACKUP3
DRIVE H: = Removable Backup-to-Disk folder Device BACKUP4
DRIVE I: = Removable Backup-to-Disk folder Device BACKUP5
set BEMCMD=C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\bemcmd.exe :: check if a drive exist; unpause corresponding BD device else pause it. if exist "E:\" ("%BEMCMD%" -o61 -dBACKUP1) else ("%BEMCMD%" -o60 -dBACKUP1) if exist "F:\" ("%BEMCMD%" -o61 -dBACKUP2) else ("%BEMCMD%" -o60 -dBACKUP2) if exist "G:\" ("%BEMCMD%" -o61 -dBACKUP3) else ("%BEMCMD%" -o60 -dBACKUP3) if exist "H:\" ("%BEMCMD%" -o61 -dBACKUP4) else ("%BEMCMD%" -o60 -dBACKUP4) if exist "I:\" ("%BEMCMD%" -o61 -dBACKUP5) else ("%BEMCMD%" -o60 -dBACKUP5)no more alerts for me.