Tape detection issue

When backing up to a magnetic tape media, you may encounter issues with device detection or read/write operations. This article provides instructions on how to troubleshoot and resolve such issues.

Follow these steps to troubleshoot issues with backing up to magnetic tape media:

Symptoms

During backup to tape you get the following interaction "Cannot find tape to continue backup". You have a tape with free space in the drive or in your library, but after clicking on "OK" you see the interaction come back.

Cause

The root cause of the issue is that the available tapes are not in the Tape Pool specified as backup target.