When trying to run a utility cleaning job the following error may be encountered: Final error: 0xe0008234 - Library Error - attempt to clean a drive in a library with expired or bad cleaning media.
Backup Exec 2012 could not run cleaning jobs more than 20 times even if the cleaning medium supported cleaning count more than 20 times because Backup Exec 2012 could not configure the maximum number of cleanings for a cleaning slot.
This issue is resolved in Backup Exec 2014 or later versions.
WORKAROUND (Backup Exec 2012)
Navigate to 'All Media' under the storage tab of the console. Located and delete the cleaning media. Insert the new cleaning tape into the library or drive and inventory it. (See Note.) Then run or schedule the cleaning job.
Note: If the slot is configured as a cleaning slot, inventory is grayed out, therefore run the scan.