This is due device is busy for other task if you want to increase timeout please follow below steps
1º Edit global file C:\ProgramData\OmniBack\config\server\Options
2º Modify below value to desire value
# default: 60 minutes # This timeout is used by the Backup Session Manager. The # Backup Session Manager first tries to get a lock for all # devices that will be used for backup. If a lock can not be # obtained for the desired devices, the BSM will wait for the # specified time-out. If it can not get a lock for the devices, # the backup session will fail. If dynamic is used then the # Backup Session Manager tries to get a lock for the minimum # number of devices used for backup. In general, # SmWaitForDevice is used as a time-out for different kinds of # queuing (queuing for lock, license etc.).
[Warning] From: backup "" Time: 10/2/2012 1:49:39 PM ___________________________________________________________________ Mount request for any medium (blank or without protection): Device : drive1 Host : backup Slot : 21
Recycling a Medium You recycle (unprotect) media when you want to remove the data protection for all backed up data on the media, thus allowing Data Protector to overwrite the media during one of the next backups. Recycling does not actually change data on the medium; it only tells Data Protector that this data is not protected anymore.
Important Recycling removes protection of all objects on a medium. This also includes data from the same object and session that resides on other media.
The Recycle operation is not available for media in free pools.
Steps In the Context List, click Devices & Media.
In the Scoping Pane, expand Media and click Pools. A list of configured media pools is displayed in the Results Area.
Double-click the media pool that has the medium that you want to recycle.
Right-click the target medium name and then click Recycle. You can also select multiple media at the same time using Ctrl or Shift keys.
When the operation is completed, the protection of the medium is set to None.
you can assign a tap forcefully, here is the below steps -
click on the backup specification --> on right side panel ----select destination tab ----select the backup device -- select the drive-- click on propertu button -- select the media pool----add the tape by clcik on add button -- clcik on ok .
I can see two several problems in your pool definitions.
1º Teh major part of tapes are in fair status. (Yellow Color) It due tapes has more than 250 overwrites or 36 months.
Please change pool properties for to increase those values and tapes will back to green color.
Pool properties condition tab.
In this page, media condition factors of the media pool are specified.
Media condition factors define how long media are reliable for backup. Based on these factors, Data Protector changes the condition of media from good to fair or poor. The condition factors are set for the entire media pool, not for each medium.
The most important you have several pool per day, quarter, week.....the major part of these pools just have one tape available.
I reccommend to you use just one pool or configure current pools for to use free pools feature, please check Concepts.pdf guide chapter 3 media management and devices for to understand how tape are selected for backup. This is a concept issue not a bug so difficult to help without to see the live confiuration.
Please provide me last backup session report that failed and which pool is configured for to use in this backup.....
Did you get mount request at the begining of backup or in teh middle?