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how can I autodetect a new tape on a single tape drive

Created: 10 Sep 2013 | 4 comments

How can I set the backup job to continue with the job after the next tape is

inserted on a single tape drive unit without having to repond with "ok" on

Backup Exec version 2012?

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246hunter's picture

Thank you for the document.  What I would like to have happen is, when the tape is filled with information, the tape ejects, waits until a new tape in inserted and then continues without having to answer any prompts.  Once the job completes, it could prompt me to insert the original tape for the verify process and once this process has started, would continue until it needed the next tape, eject the tape and then start again once the next tape was inserted.  What option settings would you recommend for this process?Thanks for your help. 

pkh's picture

What you need to do is

1) Click on the BE button ---> Configuration and Settings ---> Alerts and Notifications ---> Alerts Categories and click on the Media Insert alert.  You can then configure an auto-response for the this alert

2) Use the document quoted above and use BEUtility to change the response for the Media Insert alert to O.K.

VipulK's picture


Please check the article:

This will help you to configure alerts with Backup Exec. This tech note will stand true till Backup Exec 2010 family.

For backup Exec 2012 refer: