I just recently bought 8 brand new tapes for the purposes of backing up my data to tape drives. I put in one of the brand new tapes in the drive and opened up Backup Utility because this is the program i was instructed to use. I stepped through the hoops on setting up the media for a recurring backup and when I went to execute the backup for the first time I received the following message...
Required Media Missing There is no free media available with the selected type. Add unused media or click Cancel to end the operation. Note: It may take up to 60 seconds to recognize new media.
Remember I have inserted a brand new tape for this process. What could possibly be going wrong? I did run across this article however that says I need to prepare the media. I follow these steps and when I right-click on the media to select "prepare" the only option that shows up is "free." In otherwords I cant even prepare my media for backup utility to use properly.
Any suggestions or solutions? This has been way more of a hassle than I have anticipated.