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Select Tape drive (when two drives aer installed)

Created: 27 Nov 2012 | 11 comments

Hi all,

I have a backup exec 2012 media server with Library Expansion Option installed and I got two tape drives insalled in my tape loader. How can I chose the drive out of two when I create a backup job. There is no drop down in the "Storage" section of backup create dialog. Please help me to come out of this problem.

Regs,

Sachitha.

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pkh's picture

In the Storage tab, do you see two tape drives under your library?  If not, you should power-cycle your library and your media server.

sachitha's picture

Hi pkh,

I can see two tape drives in the Storage tab.

Regs,

Sachitha.

pkh's picture

Have you tried re-starting all the BE services?

sachitha's picture

Hi pkh,

Services restarted several tiems and finally server rebooted. Could you please tell me where can I select the drives when I create the backup job.

Regs,

Sachitha.

VJware's picture

Would you pls post a screen-shot of the drop-down or rather the Storage section of the backup job properties in addition to the Storage tab.

pkh's picture

You should be able to select the tape drive in the storage selection, just like you can select a disk storage, etc.  Can you see the tape library?

sachitha's picture

Hi All,

That thred doesn't have the answer for my question. I will post a screen shot of my configh for your refferance.

Job.png Storage.png
VJware's picture

Are both drives added to the partitions ? And is IBM 0002 (0015-0041) the only partition listed ? Does it give any error when you chose the drop-down or nothing happens when you do so...

Colin Weaver's picture

If you use partition then you cannot select a specific drive in this drop down as the partition becomes the drive choice - your screenshot does shwo a partition is in use/configured.

Why do you care which drives writes to the tape, the partition and the media sets in combination will control which tape cartridge is used - or are you using a library containing 2 separate tape technologies (LTO-3 and LTO-5 for instance) and therefore have 2 different standard drives that you need to control the use of?

sachitha's picture

Hi All,

I have two separate LTO5 tape drives installed and I need to run two backups for separate partitions simultaniously. So how can I do it?

Regs,

Sachitha.