04-05-2011 02:27 AM
I have a Quantum LTO 4 HH tape drive. I use it with backup exec. I had used ir for a week with back up exec. but then I experienced a problem. backup exec. came up with an an error, that the tape drive was on pause. I realized that the LTO drive was not even showing on the device manager. I tried a few things and no luck. Then to make sure that it was not software related problem I reinstalled windows xp, reinstalled the driver for the LSI SAS card, reinstalled backup exec once again, but the problem was still there. Windows would not even recognize it as a device. I could not see it under the device manager (before it would show up). Has anyone had this problem? How did you fix it? Could it be that there might be something wrong with the hardware itself or is there another issue which I do not know about. Please any advice is welcome. I thank you in advance J
04-05-2011 02:34 AM
May be a probelm with your SAS card...
To isolate the issue try connecting tape device to a different machine / different card.
04-05-2011 02:41 AM
The LSI SAS card shows up perfectly fine under the device manager, but I will try your suggestion :)
04-05-2011 03:09 AM
You don't mention your version of Backup Exec. In this case, you need to check for your version's HCL (Hardware Compatibility List) and verify that the LTO4 drive is listed as a supported drive.
If not, you'd need to upgrade to a version that does support the LTO4 drive.
Can you also please verify if Removable Storage service (RSM) is stopped and disabled, as this can also cause some issues with BE.
04-05-2011 03:47 AM
Problem is not with BE. Windows is not detecting the tape device.
04-05-2011 03:49 AM
...thanks for pointing it out. Didn't read it correctly...
I think there will be MS forums around this...
04-05-2011 03:57 AM
I think it´s an hardwares problem.
The hardware can detect the tape drive?
Check cables, terminator...
04-05-2011 09:51 AM
My drive was working fine with the backup exec. it was just yesterday (after i moved my computer) that the problems started occuring.
04-05-2011 11:11 PM
...moved your computer? How and where? Is the card still in the slot securely, and have you maybe tried reseating it?
Does the drive still have the terminator on?