Tape Loading for SQL Backup
We have a backup job consisting of a mixture of SQL and Sharepoint backups and the job kicks off at 6pm. The job will always be on hold for about an hour or two before it decides it will load the tape and start doing the backups. There are free tapes and tape drives so there is no reason it shouldnt start the backup immediately.
I cant see any reason for the delay in the backup starting. Is there some background processes it doesnt inform you about to cause the delay?