Duplicate of differential Agent for VMware Virtual Infrastructure (AVVI) backup fails with "Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier" when the full backup is to a tape device.

Problem

When running a duplicate of a differential AVVI Backup-to-Disk while the Full AVVI backup is to a tape device the backup fails with "Invalid Physical Volume Library media Identifier".

Error Message

Drive and media mount requested:
V-79-57344-33029 - Error - Mount failed.
Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier.

Media GUID:
V-79-57344-33029 - Unable to acquire device for the specified pool and media
Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier

Completed status: Failed
Final error: 0xe0008105 - Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier.
Final error category: Job Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-33029

Click an error below to locate it in the job log

V-79-57344-33029 - Error - Mount failed.

Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier.

V-79-57344-33029 - Unable to acquire device for the specified pool and media

Solution

Backup Exec does not support the mixing of Backup-to-Disk and Backup-to-Tape between Full and Differential backups with Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) enabled.

Therefore, the methods supported for this setup are:
AVVI-Full = Backup-to-Disk > AVVI-Differential = Backup-to-Disk > Duplicate Differential to Tape
AVVI-Full = Backup-to-Tape > AVVI-Differential = Backup-to-Tape > Duplicate Differential to Disk
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Setup the Policy for Full and Differential backups to either Tapes, or Disk then duplicate to the other medium.

Have AVVI backup policies setup in one of the following methods:
 

 GRT-AVVI-FullGRT-AVVI-DifferentialDuplicate of GRT-AVVI-Differential
Method 1Backup-to-DiskBackup-to-DiskBackup-to-Tape
Method 2Backup-to-TapeBackup-to-TapeBackup-to-Disk

 

 

 

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