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Could not initialize media

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.