Trying to make sense of "devices" in Backup Exec 11d
Hi all -
I inherited a backup system running Symantec Backup Exec 11d in Windows 2003 R2 Standard.
I am trying to make sense of everyting going on. I have jobs defined that I want to maintain but I just do not know what the "devices" are and why they are called one thing in the scheduler but another thing on the "devices" and "job history" window.
For instance, you can see in my first screen shot I have a job scheduled TE-Files Full Backup. It's run on a device called QUANTUM 5. However, in the job history window it shows that it ran on a device HP 1. Ok, so I go over to devices tab and see that HP 1 is a ... thing... under QUANTUM 5. That's confusing me to no end.
Also is there any way to tell which device is "QUANTUM 5" on my rack? I can identify the Dell Powervault 114T easily but I have two QUANTUM machines and not sure which is which. Can I blink the device or eject a tape?
Finally, how do I confirm that I have tapes in the machine ready for the job(s)? I know these seem like silly questions but I have only loaded tapes in the machine with specific instructions and I am now trying to figure it all out.