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When you use the Microsoft Windows 2000 Removable Storage command-line utility (Rsm.exe), and the backup requires more than one tape, the utility prompts for the second tape. However, the utility cannot add a free media identifier to the new tape, and the backup job is never complete.
This problem occurs when you try to perform a backup with the Rsm.exe utility, and you must add a new free media identifier to the backup tape. Before you can use a new tape or overwrite an existing tape, you must prepare the tape by adding a free media identifier. The free media identifier must be recorded in the free media pool. You can use the Removable Storage feature to add a free media identifier, but you cannot add a free media identifier when you run the default Rsm.exe utility at a command prompt.
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
To allocate free tape media with the enhanced Rsm.exe utility, follow these steps:
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 12-Nov-2003 01:34 5.0.2074.6874 47,376 Rsm.exe 06-Nov-2003 22:29 5.0.2195.6870 5,847,552 Sp3res.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816915/ )New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 831740 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.5