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Failed to initialize tape

Failed to initialize tape
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.