Occurs when a task is waiting for a tape mount. To view the tape status, query sys.dm_io_backup_tapes. If a mount operation is not pending, this wait type may indicate a hardware problem with the tape drive. Information from Microsoft®
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This wait has never occurred recently
BACKUP_OPERATOR has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.