Continue tape backup after TASK ERROR: alloc writable media in pool 'tapeset' failed: no usable media found

wbk

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Hi all,

I started a backup to tape. There were about one and a half tape free (in a four-tape set), I did not think of allocating more tapes to the pool.

Unfortunately, there is more data to back up than there is tape in the pool. The task ended in `alloc writable media in pool 'tapeset' failed: no usable media found`.

The log tells me that the previous snapshot finished,
2023-11-01T18:15:34+01:00: wrote 792 chunks (3316.91 MB at 53.47 MB/s) 2023-11-01T18:15:45+01:00: end backup bak_sdc:"ct/104/2023-04-26T16:24:38Z" 2023-11-01T18:15:45+01:00: percentage done: 9.52% (0/7 groups, 4/6 snapshots in group #1) 2023-11-01T18:15:45+01:00: backup snapshot "ct/104/2023-09-26T18:25:36Z" 2023-11-01T18:47:40+01:00: wrote 1520 chunks (4296.02 MB at 2.24 MB/s) ...

The log ends some 240 GB (in chunks, not in log volume :p ) further down,
.... 2023-11-01T20:34:26+01:00: wrote 859 chunks (3398.43 MB at 42.16 MB/s) 2023-11-01T20:34:34+01:00: TASK ERROR: alloc writable media in pool 'osba' failed: no usable media found

Can PBS pick up the thread of the back up after allocating another tape to the pool, without restarting the whole task?
 
Can PBS pick up the thread of the back up after allocating another tape to the pool, without restarting the whole task?
no you have to restart the task, but if the media-set continues, only snapshots that are not already on the tape will be written
 
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