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Backup Exec 12 - Server paused

Created: 29 Jul 2013 • Updated: 29 Jul 2013 | 3 comments
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I have a Backup Exec 12 Server and since this morning a new LTO Tape Drive. I have deleted the old one and installed the new one. Everything works fine. Then I have insert a Tape into the new Drive and started a inventory Job on the Drive. Nothing happend so I have checked the Status of the Drive - everything was fine. After some research I have found out that pause and activate the Device should fix the issue. But it's still there.

With the BEUtility i have checked the Status of the Mediaserver. It shows me "Server paused" in the Status slider. I have installed all available Updates (Version 12x0 Rev. 1364). Started the Server and the Services several Times, fixed the Database and did a BE-Diag (see Attachment). Nothing helped. What should I do?


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Donald Eady's picture

Under the devices tab right click on the server name and click on Pause... should be about fourth down 

Also verify that the tape drive is using the Symantec drivers.. You can do this by running tapeinst.exe.. See link below


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Kunal.Mudliyar's picture

After pausing the server in the devices tab

Did you unpause it?

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ehrgeiz's picture

The Drive is using the Symantec Drivers. The right click on the SERVER NAME in the Device Tap fixed the issue. Sorry guys and thanks a lot!