Tape/autoloader issue

Troubelshoot tape usage issues

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup Advanced

Introduction

Acronis Backup Advanced provides advanced capabilities in setting up tape storage and using it for backup and replication. Incorrect settings and usage may lead to unexpected results and problems. This article describes the Tape Management functionality, settings, contains correct and incorrect usage examples and provides troubleshooting steps for issue resolution.

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.

Introduction

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.

About

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