jmosk Posted November 10, 2002 Report Share Posted November 10, 2002 I am using two OnStream 30Gb drives on two separate backup systems. I have never had problems with one of those systems, and have filled more than 5 30Gb tapes with backup data. But the other system has continually been the source of problems. Occassionally the tape system seems to return an error response to Retrospect. Perhaps a "Tape Heads Have to be Cleaned" message or a "Bad Media" message. Rather than retry, Retrospect asks to have the media changed and automatically assigns the next member of the set. So 3-Backup C will go to 4-Backup C. Now I don't even have an option of retrying the old tape and seeing if the problem clears and I can continue to use the tape. Instead, I am forced to mount a new tape. So after 2Gb of a 30Gb tape, I have to load a new tape. The end result is that I have lots of large tapes that are hardly used and I am spending a lot of money on physical tapes that have ltos of spare capacity. Is there some way that I can force Retrospect to return back to the last set number so that I can have it retry the old tape before moving on to a new one??? I want to go back to 3-Backup C in my example, and never start the 4-Backup C tape that it is requesting. Let's make sure the old tape is no good before being forced to move to a new one. Anyone have any ideas of what I can do to avoid wasting so much tape? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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