Now this may sound like a simple problem but I have been wrestling it for the last few weeks now. Other than our main problem here, which is 'still using tape backups in 2015', I've been struggling to get Backup Exec to work correctly and overwrite media that is clearly set to be overwriteable.
- I have disabled any overwrite protection in the options
- I have set overwrite protection period on the media set as well as the media itself to '0 hours' as there is no 'None' option
- I still get errors that are preventing backups from occurring saying to Insert Overwriteable Media, in fact when I put in the tape, it specifically says that the tape is Overwrite protected, and beneath that it shows it has Overwrite protection until 12/31/1899, which I assume SHOULD just be the setting to make it have NO overwrite protection.
- My server's date and time are set to the current date/time so it SHOULDN'T think its existing in the past currently, at least not sometime BEFORE 12/31/1899
- The tapes are 400gb and the backup sizes are less than 200gb so we shouldn't be running into the problem of backups being too big for one tape.
- This happens to daily tapes we have that are full
- These tapes display no other errors
- Backup Exec version is 12.5 and server is Windows Server 2003 (Upgrading to 2012 soon)
- (Edit) This is a new problem that has popped up within the last few months, and the process has been working fine for the last few years without any noticeable changes in procedure.
As of now, I don't know how to fix this problem. The only reason I can think of that would explain this behavior is if the backup server is existing in a quantum state both in the past before 1899 and the present. Any help on this matter would be appreciated!