BE 2010 R3 with IBM TS3100
So I have a backup exec installation on a virtualized 2008 server and am trying ot get it set up to backup to tape from an IBM TS3100. The physical hardware is a Dell R700 with a Dell 6Gbps SAS HBA adapter passing the SAS interface through to the VM.I can see both the library and drive in device manager. The library is shown as "Unknown Medium Changer" and the drive is shown as "IBM ULT3580-TD4" within device manager. I can also see them in Backup exec. Under devices there is an entry for IBM 002 with sub categories for IBM 001 and slots. I am successfully reading all the tapes and showing a tape active within the drive as well.
When I try to set up a backup both IBM 002 and IBM 001 read in use next to them, but in job monitor the job sits as idle in a qued state. Upon further inventigation it looks like the tape in the drive is always in use even when no job is queued. How should i go about getting backups to run to tape and is there some configuration i may be missing to get the tape to show as idle when backups are not running?
Thank you all for your help