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requested media id was not found in NB media database and/or MM volume data

Level 3
Hello Guys, hope you can help. I get the above mentioned message while trying to expire tapes. I've tried different switches but it just comes back with the same message. Switches I tried -

bpexpdate -d 0 -m
bpexpdate -d 0 -m -host

I've tried commands mentioned in this technote but no luck. VMQuery works but I cannot expire tapes from Media and Image databases.

There are hundreds of tapes which are in this state and completely unused.

Any more suggestion will be immensely appreciated.

Aah, btw... I unfroze few tapes and tried expiring the tapes but to no avail.


Level 6
Check the "Media logs" report for any errorcode 94's

Not applicable
Hello, I have had this same issue and I was able to expire them by using
bpexpdate -deassignempty -m -d 0

Level 2
Tom you are very correct
using bpexpdate -deassignbyid -m < media id> -d 0 could solve the issue

Level 4
Hmm.... was that -deassignbyid or -deassignempty with the bpexpdate command?

I believe -deassignbyid is used with vmquery.

Level 3
Hi, are you running your command from the Master or on the Media server itself? I have experienced a similiar issue when running the command from the Master server, then when I ran it from the Media it worked. Apologies if you have already tried this