unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available(96)

Posted on July 14, 2011

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Environment

NBU Server = 7

OS of NBU = win2003R2

Client = win2003

SQL = 2000

 

Problem

I was trying to take SQL backup but failed instantly which the below Activity Monitor error.

 

Activity Monitor

11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM – requesting resource tpsbkp-4mm
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM – requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.tpsbdc
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM – requesting resource tpsbkp.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.PVCSTrackr
11/3/2010 11:37:02 AM – Error nbjm(pid=2032) NBU status: 96, EMM status: No media is available
unable to allocate new media for backup, storage unit has none available(96)

 

Resolution

Actually i wanted to take the backup of MS SQL with an infinity 9 retention level. i set the retention level to 9 in the schedule which i created but did not select retention level to 9 in the Default-Application-Backup schedule. Just i selected retention level 9 in the Default-Application-Backup schedule and the problem resolved.

 

Helpful link

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/media-still-available-backup-sql-server-not-initiating

 

 

Note:

By default Veritas Netbackup does not allow backups with different retention levels to use the same media.If you want to allow , Do select the below highlighted box.

 

This property allows NetBackup to mix retention levels on tape volumes. It applies to media in both robotic drives and nonrobotic drives. The default is that the check box is clear and each volume can contain backups of only a single retention level.

 

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