ProblemThe error "0xe00084ef - The media is write protected" is displayed in the job log while performing a backup
Error MessageFinal error: 0xe00084ef - The media is write protected.
Final error category: Backup Media Errors
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The above error appears in the backup job log using Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers.
This error may occur due to multiple reasons including the ones mentioned below:
- The media is physically write protected. Check the physical write protection switch on the tape.
- The media is overwrite protected by Backup Exec. Verify the Overwrite Protection Period set on the media set properties. When attempting to back up to a media set, Backup Exec uses overwrite protection settings to determine whether the media in the targeted user media set can be overwritten or appended to.
- The media is not write compatible with the drive. Make sure that the media is compatible with the tape drive.
- Make sure Symantec driver is installed for the tape device.
Please refer to the Related Documents section of this article for additional possible resolutions to the issue.