Unable to add new repository due to message "Volume is not empty".

Technote (troubleshooting)


Unable to add a new physical or virtual disk to the Fastback Server as a repository. The volumes shows up as "Volume is not empty".


The Disk is configured as a Basic Disk but also volume has been formatted using NTFS format.

Resolving the problem

Fastback Server is only able to add the new disk to its repository under the following conditions :

  • The drive is initialized as a Basic Disk.
  • The drive is not formatted (The Fastback Server will format the drive as needed).

Document information

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Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack

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