I am running Netware 6.5 Sp7 with BackupEXEC 9.2? and an LTO Utrium 2 drive. We have been running fairly well for a long time now with an occasional media failure along the way but recently it has been getting worse.

We get the error:
##ERR##Error on HA:0 ID:6 LUN:0 CERTANCE ULTRIUM 2.
##ERR##An error has been detected during this operation that indicates
##ERR##that part of the media may be damaged. This media should not be
##ERR##used for any additional backup operations. Data on this media
##ERR##prior to the damaged section may still be restored.
##ERR##Possible corrective actions for this error are:
##ERR##1.) Use different media
##ERR##2.) Clean the media drive

How can you tell if its truely a media issue or if the drive is failing?

We have placed new tapes in and they work good for a few backups and now they occasionaly fail too. The backup does not fail all the time on the same days, it varies.

Just wondering?
Ken@rlmrlm.com