Errors Occur While Writing a Tape Label

ISSUE

Symptom

Errors occur while writing a tape label

Possible Causes

Most often, this occurs as a result of a timing issue in the tape drive’s firmware. The backup system performs a fast seek to the last dataset and determines that the tape has arrived before it actually has arrived.

Resolution

In order to fix this, open the Legacy UI, go to Settings > System Updates and Licensing > General Configuration (advanced). Expand the “tape Commands” section. Locate the “AdvancedTapePositioning” object and change the value from 1 to 0. This will incur a penalty of taking longer to fastforward to an available space on tape when appending backups to a tape already prior used, but will solve some compatibility issues.

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