Expired Tape is 'locked'

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Expired Tape is 'locked'

Veeam Logoby jf1983 » Mon May 14, 2018 2:31 pm

We use Veeam to offload archive data to tape periodically. Our production data is handled using veeam and a cloud connect partner for offsite storage.

We have had a few instances where tape jobs fail so they need to be relaunched; however the media is unavailable to use. Using Get-VBRTapeMedium I was able to check one of the tapes, and it is showing as expired, but 'isLocked' is true. is there an easy way to unlock these tapes so they can be added back to the free media pool to continue the job?
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Re: Expired Tape is 'locked'

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm

Hello Josh.

When tape is expired that means it's physically retired (Veeam B&R receives end on life notification from tape device) you cannot use it anymore.
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