Backup Exec 9.1: Replace defective LTO-3 Tape with current new drive
I had a working Backup Exec 9.1 SP5 Installation with an external HP LTO-3 Drive.
This drive went broken and i had to replace it with a new Tandberg LTO-3-HH tapedrive.
This tape is reconized by Windows and by Backup Exec as well. I installed the current Tandberg drivers, disabled the drive in Windows removable media management and ran tapeinst.exe to remove the HP driver and install the Tandberg.
On the next start of BE the wizard asked for the supported media types of the drive, which i set to LTO. Then the drive was available in the BE-drive pool. But it is impossible to use it with any LTO-media.
On the properties-page of the drive on the media-tab it just shows *** and no LTO, which to me means, BE thinks LTO is not supported by this drive. Any other property changes I do are not saved but discarded when I click OK.
So it seems to me, that this tapedrive is just to new for BE9. Is there any way to trick the correct parameters into BE by editing some INF-file or similar? There should be actually no difference in the commands needed for the old HP and the new Tandberg, or am I missing something?
Thanks for your help in advance!
Best regards, Christoph