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Ejected Media still showing online

Created: 06 Mar 2013 • Updated: 07 Mar 2013 | 5 comments
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if i eject a media, its still showing as an online media. when i restart the BE services (2012) it shows the correct status (no media). but after i insert another media, it still shows offline.

seems to me that the status is not updated. See my screenshot for more details

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CraigV's picture

...and your media server is fully patched with SP1a and any additional patches?


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Donald Eady's picture

 How are you ejecting the Media? Directly through the hardware or are you ejecting the media through the backup exec admin console? Additionally are you using the manufacturers drivers or backup exec drivers on the device. 

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pkh's picture

When you use a stand-alone tape drive, ejecting or inserting a tape does not update the drive status in BE.  You have to do an inventory of the drive to update the status in BE.  It has been this way since forever.

gfubber's picture

So its not a bug, its a feature ;)

thinking about getting 2010 or another product since i read this thread:

pkh's picture

This is not a BE 2012 "feature".  It is like this since forever.  I doubt any other backup software will be any different.  When you eject or insert a tape into a stand-alone tape drive, it is a hardware function.  The device will not know which software is controlling it and thus it is unable to notify the software of the status change.