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Transfering Backup Set it is asking for destination tape this is already loaded

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I am attempting to perform a transfer of an old backup set to new media so I can decommission my old tape drives. I have already transfered about 6 sets to my new set. My destination tape set has just one member, and it is in the drive and succeeds when I perform a Media Verification on it. However, when I attempt a transfer to it again, Retrospect asks for #1 of my destination set, even though it is in the drive. It does not want to proceed with transfer. Any ideas?

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Is the name of each backup set unique?

What if you eject the tape, start the transfer and insert the tape after Retrospect asks for it?

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What version are you using? There was a bug with V7.6 around asking for a tape that was already in the drive that plagued me

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I was able to resolve the issue by re-cataloging the destination tape set. After that it let me add more data to it again.

You should have been given an error in the log when the media set was corrupted. Or did you have a power outage and no UPS? Or did the server crash?

 

Anyway, I'm glad you solved your problem. :)

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