Thanks much for the response! Here is the job output from Bacula, there was nothing in /var/log/messages for the time period.

01-Feb 17:01 godwit-bacula-dir JobId 33: No prior Full backup Job record found. 01-Feb 17:01 godwit-bacula-dir JobId 33: No prior or suitable Full backup found in catalog. Doing FULL backup. 01-Feb 17:01 godwit-bacula-dir JobId 33: Start Backup JobId 33, Job=HomeTape.2018-02-01_17.01.01_03
01-Feb 17:01 godwit-bacula-dir JobId 33: Using Device "LTO-5" to write.
01-Feb 17:01 bacula-sd JobId 33: Wrote label to prelabeled Volume "001" on tape device "LTO-5" (/dev/st0) 01-Feb 17:01 bka-design-fd JobId 33: Generate VSS snapshots. Driver="Win64 VSS"
01-Feb 17:01 bka-design-fd JobId 33:     Snapshot mount point: E:\
01-Feb 17:45 bacula-sd JobId 33: Re-read of last block succeeded.
01-Feb 17:45 bacula-sd JobId 33: End of medium on Volume "001" Bytes=21,474,819,072 Blocks=332,880 at 01-Feb-2018 17:45. 01-Feb 17:47 godwit-bacula-dir JobId 33: Created new Volume="Hme-0002", Pool="HomePool", MediaType="LTO-5" in catalog. 01-Feb 17:47 bacula-sd JobId 33: Please mount append Volume "Hme-0002" or label a new one for:
    Job:          HomeTape.2018-02-01_17.01.01_03
    Storage:      "LTO-5" (/dev/st0)
    Pool:         HomePool
    Media type:   LTO-5

<....tape request repeated....>

02-Feb 09:48 bacula-sd JobId 33: Fatal error: Job 33 canceled.
02-Feb 09:48 bacula-sd JobId 33: Elapsed time=16:47:45, Transfer rate=354.8 K Bytes/second 02-Feb 09:48 bacula-sd JobId 33: Fatal error: askdir.c:355 NULL Volume name. This shouldn't happen!!! 02-Feb 09:48 godwit-bacula-dir JobId 33: Bacula godwit-bacula-dir 7.0.5 (28Jul14):
  Build OS:               x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu redhat Enterprise release
  JobId:                  33
  Job:                    HomeTape.2018-02-01_17.01.01_03
  Backup Level:           Full (upgraded from Incremental)
  Client:                 "bka-design-fd" 7.0.5 (04Aug14) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Service Pack 1 (build 76
01), 64-bit,Cross-compile,Win64
  FileSet:                "Home Set" 2018-02-01 17:01:01
  Pool:                   "HomePool" (From Job resource)
  Catalog:                "MyCatalog" (From Client resource)
  Storage:                "LTO-5" (From Job resource)
  Scheduled time:         01-Feb-2018 17:00:55
  Start time:             01-Feb-2018 17:01:03
  End time:               02-Feb-2018 09:48:54
  Elapsed time:           16 hours 47 mins 51 secs
  Priority:               10
  FD Files Written:       19,340
  SD Files Written:       19,373
  FD Bytes Written:       21,301,085,904 (21.30 GB)
  SD Bytes Written:       21,457,844,820 (21.45 GB)
  Rate:                   352.3 KB/s
  Software Compression:   None
  VSS:                    no
  Encryption:             no
  Accurate:               no
  Volume name(s):         001
  Volume Session Id:      1
  Volume Session Time:    1517515212
  Last Volume Bytes:      0 (0 B)
  Non-fatal FD errors:    0
  SD Errors:              1
  FD termination status:  Canceled
  SD termination status:  Canceled
  Termination:            Backup Canceled
Thanks again.

myEMAILsignature Thomas Plancon

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On 2/2/2018 4:16 PM, Kern Sibbald wrote:

Unfortunately without the *complete* job output from Bacula when "Bacula called the tape full", we cannot do much for you.

You should also look and see if there are any messages in the OS log at the time the tape was declared full.  If there are any please include them too.

Best regards,


On 02.02.2018 20:42, Tom Plancon wrote:
Hi folks,

Setting up Bacula 7.0.5 on Centos 7, backing up to a HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 external SAS drive. Everything going fairly smoothly; bacula-sd finds the drive and btape-test reports full success. However, tried doing a test backup from a Win client using a directory of 134Gb. Backup started and appeared to run normally, then after about 21Gb written to tape, Bacula called tape full and requested a new tape be mounted!

I've seen discussions re: block sizes on LTO-5 devices, but much of it a bit over my head. This is the first LT0-5 device I've used although had great success with LT0-4 devices. Here it the output of Tapeinfo:

Product Type: Tape Drive
Vendor ID: 'HP      '
Product ID: 'Ultrium 5-SCSI  '
Revision: 'Z6ED'
Attached Changer API: No
SerialNumber: 'HUJ6326M2G'
MinBlock: 1
MaxBlock: 16777215
Ready: yes
BufferedMode: yes
Medium Type: Not Loaded  -------?!?!?
Density Code: 0x58
BlockSize: 0
DataCompEnabled: yes
DataCompCapable: yes
DataDeCompEnabled: yes
CompType: 0x1
DeCompType: 0x1
BOP: yes
Block Position: 0
Partition 0 Remaining Kbytes: 1470031
Partition 0 Size in Kbytes: 1470031
ActivePartition: 0
EarlyWarningSize: 0
NumPartitions: 0
MaxPartitions: 1

"Medium type - not loaded", there was a tape in the drive, so not sure what that means.

And the resource definitions from the conf files:

------------resource def. from bacula-dir-------------------------------------------------

# Definition of LTO-5 tape device
Storage {
  Name = LTO-5
##Do not use "localhost" here
  Address = godwit.domus-bka.local              # N.B. Use a fully qualified name here
  SDPort = 9103
  Password = "godwitBackup"         # password for Storage daemon
  Device = LTO-5                    # must be same as Device in Storage daemon   Media Type = LTO-5                # must be same as MediaType in Storage daemon
  Maximum Concurrent Jobs = 10

------------resource def. from bacula-sd-------------------------------------------------

# A Linux or Solaris LTO-5 tape drive
Device {
  Name = LTO-5
  Media Type = LTO-5
  Archive Device = /dev/st0
  AutomaticMount = yes;               # when device opened, read it
  AlwaysOpen = yes;
  RemovableMedia = yes;
  RandomAccess = no;
  AutoChanger = no
  Maximum File Size = 25GB
## Changer Command = "/usr/libexec/bacula/mtx-changer %c %o %S %a %d"
## Changer Device = /dev/sg0
## AutoChanger = yes
#  # Enable the Alert command only if you have the mtx package loaded
 Alert Command = "sh -c 'tapeinfo -f %c |grep TapeAlert|cat'"
## If you have smartctl, enable this, it has more info than tapeinfo
## Alert Command = "sh -c 'smartctl -H -l error %c'"

Any insight as to what may be happening here, or config items I've left out would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks much!

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