tape drive going offline in BE 2010 R3
i am running Backup Exec 2010 R3 on a Windows server 2008 r2 Standard VM using passthrough. i am having an issue where the backup tape is keep being put offline.
when the initial setup was done, everything worked fine for over 2 weeks getting successful backups every night, then all of a sudden, the tape drive would go offline. i was able to bring it back online again but as soon as i attempt to run a job (backup or inventory) the tape drive goes offline again.
the tape drive, the SAS Card and the SAS cable have all been replaced, but to no avail. The Library and tape toold shows no errors and even though the tape drive goes offline in BE, it never goes offline in the Device Manager.
while waiting on delivery of parts i have been reverting to a temp Backup to Disk folder, which has been successful every time i use it. the storage isnt there to constantly use this as a backup solution.