Re: [Networker] volume version mismatch?

2005-04-07 11:00:10
Subject: Re: [Networker] volume version mismatch?
From: Stan Horwitz <stan AT TEMPLE DOT EDU>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 10:59:51 -0400
On Thu, 7 Apr 2005, George Sinclair wrote:

>Received the following error:
>media emergency: volume version mismatch.
>Does anyone know what this means?
>Here are the details:
>There was a full backup pending (host:/data/dir) and waiting for a
>writable tape. There were no available tapes, so I labeled a new (blank)
>tape (FUL934) in the SDLT 220 drive (/dev/nst4) on our SDLT library
>attached to our storage node server (snode). The tape labeled okay, but
>then NetWorker generated a "Device or resource busy message". At some
>point, it loaded the tape to start writing and then generated the media
>emergency message. After a minute or so, it then loaded it and the
>backup started writing so not sure what's going on. The backup then
>continued where it left off, now writing to the new tape. I don't know
>what this "volume version mismatch" is referring to. As near as I can
>tell, the tape that I labeled does have a unique bar code and was
>labeled with the bar code name. This is not a duplicate volume. There
>are no other volumes with this same name, it was labeled into the
>correct pool, and was never used before. The backup does seem to be
>chugging along just fine. I have provided messages from the server's log

Perhaps the printed label on that particular tape is smudged.
Does this happen with any other tapes? If so, your tape library's
sensor might be dirty.

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