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Why does my tape keep ejecting?

Monica_Eisfeld
Level 2
After every 10 or 15 backup jobs run each night, the tape will eject and I get the message to insert overwriteable media. The tape is nowhere close to being full, and of course it was fine for the backups than ran just seconds before the message. This has been going on for 2 weeks - before that I never had a problem like that. Any ideas?
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Ken_Putnam
Level 6
The tape is nowhere close to being full,

Sure sounds like you are filling up the tape. How much data has been written to the tapes before you get this error? What kind of drive? What kind of tapes? Hardware or software compression? Manufacturer or Veritas drivers? Are you current on firmware and drivers for both the SCSI card and the tape device?Message was edited by:
Ken Putnam