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Tape positioning error: An attempt to access data before the beginning-of-medium marker failed

KB ID: 2003
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 8.x
Published: 2015-02-05
Last Modified: 2020-08-13

Challenge

During a tape related process in Veeam Backup & Replication the error “Tape positioning error: An attempt to access data before the beginning-of-medium marker failed” is thrown.

Cause

The most common cause of this is faulty tape.

Solution

If there is no content on the tape try erasing it, if the issue persists try a different tape. If the task is successful with a different tape, the tape that caused this error is most likely faulty.
KB ID: 2003
Product: Veeam Backup & Replication
Version: 8.x
Published: 2015-02-05
Last Modified: 2020-08-13

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