I'm actually trying to restore our database from a backup tape. When in
the SQL Enterprise Mangager, I have very strange outcomes when I try to
see the contents of the tape dump device.
From one of my tapes, I see all of the contents just fine.
From most of all the other tapes, I get an hourglass for about 1 minute,
then nothing happens and nothing is displayed as far as the contents of
When I look at the Server Error log, the following error appears:
read_db_hdr: Read failure on backup device '\\.\TAPE0', returned
operating system error 1008 (An attempt was made to reference a token
that does not exist).
I tried looking up this error on the Knowledge Base for Microsoft (as
well as Technet) and I couldn't find the exact error. The other errors
indicated that the tape was not in the drive, etc...not what I'm
Thanks in advance,