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Netbackup 7 not Recognizing Media

rankingh
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I have Netbackup 7 running on Windows Server 2008 with an Ultrium 960 standalone tape drive. I cannot get Netbackup to recognize the LTO 3 media. This is the case with three new servers with exact same configuration.

I have run the HP Library and Tape Tools (LTT) and this erases the media and all tests are successful.

 Once I get to the volume configuration step Netbackup asks me to "select the robot that you want to inventory or the type of standalone drive which you want to configure volumes" I choose my server but never get a highlighted "Next" button to move forward.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Marianne
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Don't try to use the wizard to add media when using Standalone drive(s).

This TN explains media management with Standalone drives (old, but still valid): URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH56903

Easiest method:

Say you have 6 physical tapes and you decide to put labels/stickers on them:
A00001
A00002
A00003
A00004
A00005
A00006

You next go to Media Gui and add new volumes: A00001 - 6
Ensure density matches that of the tape drive and select a pool.

Once added, you insert tape A00001 into the tape drive, wait for the 'Ready' light on the drive, then use bplabel as per the TechNote:
bplabel -m A00001 -d hcart3 -o -p NetBackup -u 0     (-d density -p pool)

Repeat for rest of tapes.