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    I have been doing backups on a Win NT server using Veritas 7.3
    for the past three days. It has worked fine these past three days, but now
    on the fourth day, it gave me an alert message. It said "The media in drive
    "Seagate 0" is written in an unrecognized format. Erase the media to make
    it usable. Please remove the media from the drive.. Can anyone tell me how
    to fix this??

  2. Re: "Media Issue" unrecognized format

    If you are not already on Build 2575, grab BNTI03 (englis/intel), POST2575, the
    Revised SPANFIX and the MEDIA_FIX files from the downloads page.

    If you are alread at 2575, just grab the MEDIA_FIX file.

    apply the patch. It won't let you read a tape that is already marked
    "unrecognized" , but should prevent any more from occurring. My 2575 servers
    have been rock solid since I applied the fix.

    Anthony Perez wrote:

    > I have been doing backups on a Win NT server using Veritas 7.3
    > for the past three days. It has worked fine these past three days, but now
    > on the fourth day, it gave me an alert message. It said "The media in drive
    > "Seagate 0" is written in an unrecognized format. Erase the media to make
    > it usable. Please remove the media from the drive.. Can anyone tell me how
    > to fix this??



  3. Re: "Media Issue" unrecognized format


    If I have a Win NT Server 4.0, does that matter in doing what you recommended..
    If it doesnt, how would I go about doing what you said.. Step by step, if
    you don't mind.

    Anthony

    Ken Putnam wrote:
    >If you are not already on Build 2575, grab BNTI03 (englis/intel), POST2575,

    the
    >Revised SPANFIX and the MEDIA_FIX files from the downloads page.
    >
    >If you are alread at 2575, just grab the MEDIA_FIX file.
    >
    >apply the patch. It won't let you read a tape that is already marked
    >"unrecognized" , but should prevent any more from occurring. My 2575 servers
    >have been rock solid since I applied the fix.
    >
    >Anthony Perez wrote:
    >
    >> I have been doing backups on a Win NT server using Veritas 7.3
    >> for the past three days. It has worked fine these past three days, but

    now
    >> on the fourth day, it gave me an alert message. It said "The media in

    drive
    >> "Seagate 0" is written in an unrecognized format. Erase the media to

    make
    >> it usable. Please remove the media from the drive.. Can anyone tell me

    how
    >> to fix this??

    >



  4. Re: "Media Issue" unrecognized format

    NT or 2000 doesn't matter

    http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/234341.htm has a read-me (step-by-step) and
    link to the patch file itself.

    Anthony Perez wrote:

    > If I have a Win NT Server 4.0, does that matter in doing what you recommended..
    > If it doesnt, how would I go about doing what you said.. Step by step, if
    > you don't mind.
    >
    > Anthony
    >
    > Ken Putnam wrote:
    > >If you are not already on Build 2575, grab BNTI03 (englis/intel), POST2575,

    > the
    > >Revised SPANFIX and the MEDIA_FIX files from the downloads page.
    > >
    > >If you are alread at 2575, just grab the MEDIA_FIX file.
    > >
    > >apply the patch. It won't let you read a tape that is already marked
    > >"unrecognized" , but should prevent any more from occurring. My 2575 servers
    > >have been rock solid since I applied the fix.
    > >
    > >Anthony Perez wrote:
    > >
    > >> I have been doing backups on a Win NT server using Veritas 7.3
    > >> for the past three days. It has worked fine these past three days, but

    > now
    > >> on the fourth day, it gave me an alert message. It said "The media in

    > drive
    > >> "Seagate 0" is written in an unrecognized format. Erase the media to

    > make
    > >> it usable. Please remove the media from the drive.. Can anyone tell me

    > how
    > >> to fix this??

    > >



  5. Re: "Media Issue" unrecognized format

    One option to get around this sometimes is to stop all the BE
    services, and fire up the native NT backup with the /nopoll
    switch. This starts up ntbackup in a mode that doesn't even show the
    tape device, but you can go through the menubar on top to erase the
    tape. Veritas support had me do this once when this was happening to
    me due to another problem, and the tapes have worked fine ever since.
    This evidently does more than the standard erase on either platform.

    John

    On 8 Feb 2001 09:19:39 -0500, "Anthony Perez" wrote:

    >
    >If I have a Win NT Server 4.0, does that matter in doing what you recommended..
    >If it doesnt, how would I go about doing what you said.. Step by step, if
    >you don't mind.
    >
    >Anthony
    >
    >Ken Putnam wrote:
    >>If you are not already on Build 2575, grab BNTI03 (englis/intel), POST2575,

    >the
    >>Revised SPANFIX and the MEDIA_FIX files from the downloads page.
    >>
    >>If you are alread at 2575, just grab the MEDIA_FIX file.
    >>
    >>apply the patch. It won't let you read a tape that is already marked
    >>"unrecognized" , but should prevent any more from occurring. My 2575 servers
    >>have been rock solid since I applied the fix.
    >>
    >>Anthony Perez wrote:
    >>
    >>> I have been doing backups on a Win NT server using Veritas 7.3
    >>> for the past three days. It has worked fine these past three days, but

    >now
    >>> on the fourth day, it gave me an alert message. It said "The media in

    >drive
    >>> "Seagate 0" is written in an unrecognized format. Erase the media to

    >make
    >>> it usable. Please remove the media from the drive.. Can anyone tell me

    >how
    >>> to fix this??

    >>



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