ERROR: Writing label: tape is write-protected

This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)

Issue Symptoms

ERROR taper no-tape [No writable valid tape found]
WARNING taper writing label: tape is write protected

Resolution

  1. Please check the permissions on the the tape device. These are the correct permissions:
[root@bugs dev]# ls -al /dev/nst0
crw-rw---- 1 root disk 9, 128 Jan 12 01:59 /dev/nst0
  1. Make sure that the “amandabackup” user belongs to the “disk” group.
[root@bugs dev]# grep disk /etc/group
disk:x:6:root,amandabackup

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