The error "0xe00084ef - The media is write protected" is displayed in the job log while performing a backup

Problem

The error "0xe00084ef - The media is write protected" is displayed in the job log while performing a backup

Error Message

Final error: 0xe00084ef - The media is write protected.
Final error category: Backup Media Errors
For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-34031

Solution


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.
 

 

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