I am running Backup Exec 11d to back up my Exchange server to removeable hard disks. Recently, one of the HDDs hit max data capacity. This happens often enough, and always to server removes old data and goes on its way. In this particular case the, the drive was flagged “Low Disk Space” and the backups idled with the message “Idle; no devices ready”. I tried everything: restarts, updates, data deletion, job recreation, media set altering.

Everything except pause the drive that is. After reading this post, I thought “no way is that the fix” (I was wrong). One simple pause and unpause later, problemed solved… Good Grief!