BEXEC Not using new tape drive when backing up
A quick overview to the setup:
We have BEXEC R3 with the latest patches
We have 2 Netapp controllers/filers (one is a new one)
We have 4 tape drives (1 is a new one) in a HP Tape loader
We have 2 device pools configured in BEXEC - one pointing to use 3 drives from Netapp Controller 1 (exisiting drives/controller) and 1 drive (new drive) pointing to Netapp Controller 2 (new controller).
I have configured a job and asked it to use the new device pool. It remains indefinitely in a NONE/QUEUED status.
If modify the job and point it to the old device pool consisting of 3 drives and the old controller, the job starts processing fine.
I am tearing my hair out trying to work why the new configuration doesnt work.
The tape loader sees all 4 drives and says the new one is fine
Bexec sees the 4th drive and when a job starts it says IN USE but nothing is happening
I have used the HP Loader to load a tape (overwritable) into the new drive and then start the job, and again it says IN USE but remains in a NONE/QUEUED state.