Tapes are being marked as "End Marker Unreadable" when appending to media with hardware encrypted AVVI backups or duplicates jobs.

Problem

Tapes are are reported as "End Marker Unreadable" when appending to media with hardware encryption enabled.  This issue is observed during AVVI backups or duplicate jobs.  The issue may not be limited to these type of jobs only.

Cause

Existing tape media will be rejected for the append and marked as End Marker Unreadable.

 

Solution

This Issue is resolved in Backup Exec 2010 R3 Hotfix 191248 and Backup Exec 2012 Hotfix 189571. Refer the related article section for the link to download the hotfix


Applies To

Hardware Encrypted Backup and Duplicates

 

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