Backup Exec does not take tape from specified library partition


To create a backup job, specified the device to Robertic Library 0001 [0001..0008], and begin to run this backup job. Backup Exec takes the first tape from patition [0001..0008] and it is correct. After the first tape is full, then Backup Exec takes second tape from out of patition [0001..0008] and it is incorrect, although there are tapes available in the patition [0001..0008].


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Don't change the partitions or slots, instead, specify a separate media set for each backup job. Make sure to set proper protection period for the media sets.

Applies To

Backup Exec 2012 SP1a

Windows 2008 R2

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