Failed to initialize tape

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  • Message

    Failed to initialize tape

  • Cause

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

    • The backup image is not of SMTape.

    • The tape blocking factor specified is incorrect.

    • The tape is corrupt or damaged.

    • The wrong tape is loaded for restore.

  • Corrective action

    • If the backup image is not of SMTape, retry the operation with a tape that has SMTape backup.

    • If the blocking factor is incorrect, specify the correct blocking factor and retry the operation.

    • If the tape is corrupt, you cannot perform the restore operation.

    • If the wrong tape is loaded, retry the operation with the correct tape.