Read/Write Error

Instructions on how to troubleshoot and resolve issues with tape devices.

This article applies to:

Instructions on how to troubleshoot read/write issues with tape devices.


When backing up to tape, you may encounter issues with device detection or read/write operations. This article provides instructions on how to troubleshoot such issues and what information to collect for investigation.


Tape devices use magnetic tape media to store information and can be divided into 3 types: