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Tape Media Format problem, backup exec

Discussion in 'Servers and Enterprise Solutions' started by mast3r, 8 Mar 2010.

  1. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Hi All i have a Dell PowerVault 14xx single loader working from a Blade system with Backup Exec 12.5. The tapes are (15x) 800gb - 1600gb.
    We had them in an auto loader rig which for some reason used the wrong encryption key and declines to remove or format the tapes.

    I want to use these tapes on a new site but am not able to format them.

    I get an error on backup Exec allong the lines of screw you i am encrypted you can not format me.

    Any help would be great.

    If it makes a diff, the unit is an MD1000
     
    Last edited: 8 Mar 2010
  2. PatZ1989

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Mar 2010

    Posts: 1,243

    I think youve got yourself some hosed tapes my friend, not sure if the encryption is reversible
     
  3. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Sent back to Dell who did a batch magnetic wipe on the tapes.

    FOC.
     
  4. Venares

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Feb 2004

    Posts: 1,250

    Location: Middlesex, UK

    Ignore
     
  5. mast3r

    Mobster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,550

    Location: Wilmslow, Cheshire

    Ignore what?