Could not initialize media

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  • Message

    Could not initialize media

  • Cause

    You might get this error for one of the following reasons:

    • The tape drive used for the backup is corrupt or damaged.

    • The tape does not contain the complete backup or is corrupt.

    • The maximum number of active local tape I/O threads is currently in use.

      You can have a maximum of 16 active local tape drives.

  • Corrective action

    • If the tape drive is corrupt or damaged, retry the operation with a valid tape drive.

    • If the tape does not contain the complete backup or is corrupt, you cannot perform the restore operation.

    • If tape resources are not available, wait for some of the backup or restore jobs to finish and then retry the operation.