SBS Backup Wizard doesn't find Seagate Tape device

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by emcc, May 19, 2006.

  1. emcc

    emcc Guest

    Hi, When I run the SBS Backup wizard, it fails to find the Seagate DAT
    06240-XXX tape device, although it shows up in Removable Storage Media list.
    The TapeWare softare that came with the tape drive runs OK, but it would be
    good to be able to run the SBS backup so that SQL databases etc are properly
    backup up using Shadow Copy. Any known problems with the Seagate tape drive?
    emcc, May 19, 2006
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    Does NTBackup find the drive?
    You might have to change the drivers if you installed the third party backup
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], May 20, 2006
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  3. emcc

    Bill Glidden Guest

    Tapeware clobbers NT Backup. You will need to uninstall Tapeware if you
    want to use NTBackup.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
    Bill Glidden, May 20, 2006
  4. emcc

    emcc Guest

    ntbackup lists the tape drive, but fails when I start the backup manually.
    Scheduling the ntbackup just seems to do nothing.
    I'll try uninstalling TapeWare as you suggest, and see how it goes.

    emcc, May 20, 2006
  5. emcc

    ChrisW (MCP) Guest

    I agree definately uninstall tapeware, worst backup software I have ever
    used. Failing that, check the system and application event logs for events
    from ntbackup and see if they reveal anything. Also look for any hardware
    errors that relate to the tape drive in there.


    ChrisW (MCP), May 20, 2006
  6. emcc

    cristalink Guest

    TapeWare disables the Removable Storage service. You don't need to unistall
    TapeWare. Just re-enable Removable Storage via Control Panel.
    cristalink, May 21, 2006
  7. emcc

    ChrisW (MCP) Guest

    But if you are not using tapeware and using SBS backup then surely you may as
    well just remove tapeware completely yes?
    ChrisW (MCP), May 22, 2006
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