Restore of Linux or MAC data from spanned backup set fails with an error "0xe00084e7 - No data error reading from media"

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Restoring Linux or MAC data from successful backup to original location or redirected to another Linux / MAC / Windows location fails with the following error.

Restore- \\server\[ROOT] An unknown error occurred on device "TAPE 1".
V-79-57344-34023 - No data error reading from media.

This issue occurs only when restoring from spanned backup set. If the data selected for restore in on any other media except the first tape then the restore fails. If the data is on the first tape the restore completes successfully.

Error Message

Following is found in the Bengine.log:

[tpfmt] - TF_NDMPGetResult(): MediaServer thread done, returning TFLE 0xE00084E7
[loops] - BaseBSDProcessor::MessagePumpAndWaitForResults(): TF_NDMPGetResult() returned 0xE00084E7
[tpfmt] - TF_FreeTapeBuffers: from 1 to 0 buffers
[loops] -  data halted: SUCCESSFUL
[loops] - BaseBSDProcessor::PollDataServer: Shutting down.
[loops] - RARestoreBSDProcessor: MessagePumpAndWiatForResults() returned -536836889 (0xe00084e7)
[tpfmt] - TF_FreeTapeBuffers: from 0 to 0 buffers
[tpfmt] - TF_CloseSet



Workaround 1 for restoring needed data:

Re-catalog the tapes from which data needs to be restored using the steps provided below:

Warning: Incorrect use of the Windows registry editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application. It is recommended that a complete backup of the registry and workstation be made prior to making any registry changes
1.  Set the value of the following registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\veritas\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup  Exec\Engine\Tape Format\Use Fast File Restore to 0.
2.  Recycling of the Backup Exec services is required for this change to be applied correctly.
3.  Click on Tools - Options

     4.  Under Settings Select Catalog.

     5.  Uncheck the options "Request all media in the sequence for catalog operations" and "Use Storage media-based catalogs"

     6.  Select the required tape and run the catalog operation

     7.  Once the catalog is completed, run the restore job.

     8.  Reset the registry key covered in step 1 back to a value of 1 and recycle Backup Exec services, once restore is completed.


Workaround 2 to prevent this going forward:

     1. Split the backup and create multiple jobs in such a way that only a single tape media is used for each backup job.


Veritas Corporation has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned at the end of this article. Veritas Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.
This issue is currently under investigation by Veritas Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Veritas Sales representative or the Veritas Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Veritas Sales, please see Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.



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