BE 2010 R3: power outages, now tape drive Offline
Hi all. Power outages at this customer's location have been a big pain in the *. Every time the site has power issues, resuling in the server and tap drive going offline (power cycle that is), when they come back up, the tape drivce shows as Offline in BE.
If I right-click the drive under Devices tab, I can select Online. This puts it "online" however it just says "In use" after that, and this doesn't go away. Job Monitor shows a couple of jobs scheduled, with the one that should run being "Ready, No Idle devices available" or something along thos elines.
It seems the event logs have nothing to say. I don't know enough about BE logs to even know where to view them.
Basically looking for any advice on this and perhaps where to look for real information. I've rebooted the server, but am remote so can't power cycle the tape drive. Btw, can you put a powered off tape drive into an Online state?
Also looking for any way to verify that the drive is actually ON, remotely. It's a Dell T610 server, with HP Ultrijm HH5 LTO5 external SAS drive.
Ugh, I hate power outages :)