Incorrect media found in drive index 0, expected XXX,found XXX1, FREEZING XXX

This was an odd one, I had recently purchased new barcodes for my LTO4 tapes to work with my TL4000 and the backup software I am using is NetBackup 7.0I inventoried the robot and it found all the correct barcodes but when I started the backup it was giving me this odd error:

Incorrect media found in drive index 0, expected DHM201,found DHW501, FREEZING DHW501

But the label on  the tape was correct namely as DHW501 and also I could see that in the NetBackup inventory, so after looking around a bit I found a way around this.

 

  •  Open your netbackup admin console with administartor rights
  •  Click on "Media" on the left hand side of the console window
  •  Find the tape that is giving you a problem
  •  Right Click the tape and select "Label"
  •  Make sure you uncheck "Verify media label before performing operation" and click OK
  •  It will take a while and the tape will be loaded into the drive and then NetBackup will re-label it.

Please note that if you have any data on  the tape it will be erased! In my case it was ok because these were new blank tapes giving me a problem so I was alright.

-Alstar