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Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby jorgene » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:47 am

Hi,

Running latest version of Veeam (8.0.0.917).

I get the same error as decribed in http://www.veeam.com/kb1967
This fix only works for 8.0.0.817, how do i solve this in .917 ?

I need to clear the tapes for usage in Veeam, and yes tapes has been used by symantec backup exec Before.
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi, you can request support for the new fix produced for build 917. Thanks!
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:12 am

Jorgen,
As far as I know the said fix should be included into patch 1, so kindly contact the support team and post the case id to this thread if possible, I will ask the QA to double-check. Thank you in advance.
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby jorgene » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:14 am

Case 00719449
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby jorgene » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:23 am

Support Answer:
"Unfortunately, the only possible solution is to perform erase of these tapes with native HP Tools"

This is bad, i will need to manually shutdown veeam services, Open HP LTT (which will lock the drive) then insert Tape 1 , do a Quick Erase, Shutdown HP LTT start Veeam Services
rescan tape drive since it lost the Connection to the Tape Unit when HP LTT used it, run Tape inventory and this i need to do every day in 2 weeks since the Customer Changes tape once a day. And Clearing 2 weeks of tapes in one batch isn't a good option since we then looses 2 weeks of backup history if we need something back.

A simple powershell script just erasing the Tape and scheduling this Before the Tape Backup Job should just solved this issue.
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:37 pm

Jorgen,
I guess it is related to the media block size set by third party software you used before. Thank you for posting the resolution.
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby mikeschultzca » Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:14 pm

Is there any hope of getting Veeam to allow a force inventory or a format tape option to overwrite tapes that were written by a third party? If you have hundred of tapes this manual process could get old fast...
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Re: Unknown MTF Writer

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:14 am

Do you mean automatically overwriting tapes written by 3-party software? If so, kindly, take a look at this discussion whether the idea is discussed in more details. Thanks.
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