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error 206 (drive reporte a failure)

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Hi. Retrospect for Windows 7.5.508 reported an "error 206 (drive reported a failure, dirty heads etc.)

 

The drive is now asking for a new tape. I know the cause of the issue and it's been fixed, but I don't want to add a new tape to the backup set. Can I force Retrospect to use the existing tape?

 

Thanks.

 

Grahame.

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Sorry - forgot to mention above. I already have 3 tapes in the backup set (the newly requested tape would make four). Tape 3 has only used about 20% of it's capacity, so I would rather have Retrospect continue to use it as normal.

 

Thanks.

 

Grahame.

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206 error writes an end of data marker to the tape. You can not add data to a failed tape without erasing it first.

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