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Hi, Guru hi, l have re-installed my backup software ,but when l schedule backups nothing happens and the media is stuck in the Tape drive.

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Hi,

Tape getting struck in media library may not be because of the backup application. Move the media out manually. While filling in the media slots make sure you leave a couple of slots free to avoid the srtuck scenerios..

Please come back and rate my solution if it turns to be helpful for you.
Thnx :)

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Program a backup


Scheduled backups are an integral part of any effective disaster recovery plan.


The Windows Backup Utility is offered in a free download on Microsoft's website and, while it is not the most feature-rich tool on the market, the Windows Backup Utility will back up files to hard disk, CD-Recordable (CD-R) or tape at the times and dates specified for the scheduled job.


Editing scheduled jobs can be easily done.

Click the "Start" button in the lower left corner of the window. Select "All Programs."


Choose "Accessories" and "System Tools."

Select "Backup."


Click the hyperlink "Advanced Mode" in the "Backup or Restore Wizard" window.

Choose the "Scheduled Jobs" tab.


Click on the icon in the calendar for the job you want to edit.

Select the "Properties" button from the "Scheduled data" tab.


Choose the "Schedule" tab.

Select the task schedule from the drop-down box beneath "Schedule Task."


Set the start time by clicking the up and down arrows in the box under "Start Time."

Choose the "Settings" tab.


Select the desired options using the check boxes under "Scheduled Task Completed," "Idle Time" and "Power Management."


Click the "OK" button.

Click the "OK" button in the "Scheduled Job Options" window.


Type the user name used to run the job in the space beside "Run as" in the "Set Account Information" window.


Type the password and confirm the password. Click the "OK" button.

Click the "X" in the upper right corner of the "Back up utility" window.


http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/ntbackup_schedule_backup.mspx?mfr=true


Hope this helps.





how to back up a hard drive


Determine how much space you need.

The first step in backing up your hard drive is to figure out how much space you will need to back up all of your files.


You can do this in a couple of ways.

Find out how large the hard drive is on your computer first to see if you can back up the whole thing. Click on "My Computer," right-click the "C" drive and select "Properties."


This shows the approximate size of your hard drive, how much space is actually taken, plus the space used by your operating system.


If your hard drive size is manageable (the space actually taken), back up the whole thing.

Your second option is to create a file called "Backup" and copy all of your important files into it.


Right-click on the folder once everything is copied over and choose "Properties" to find out the size of the folder.

This is how much space you will need to back up your important files only.


Choose a backup method. Choose either an external hard drive, data disks (CDs, for example) or use an online backup service.


There are advantages and disadvantages to all.

An external drive is convenient because you can plug it into other computers and immediately transfer or copy files without needing the Internet or having to worry at all about security.


However you have to carry the drive with you and always face the remote possibility that both your computer and the hard drive would break.


Data disks provide the same advantages and disadvantages as external hard drives: portability, but the possibility of theft or breakage.

You can also use an online backup service.


These services range in price depending on the amount of storage.

The advantage of an online service is that you can access your files from anywhere there is Internet, and it is generally cheaper, especially for small amounts of service.


Also, you don't need to carry or store another piece of equipment.

The disadvantage is your backup is stored on the service's external server, so security is a potential issue.


Back up your files. Once you have chosen your method of backup, do not forget the most important step: back up your files.


For external media, go into "My Computer" and double-click the "C" drive to open it.

Select all the files if backing up your entire hard drive, or select your "Backup" folder if just backing up your important files.


Holding your "CTRL" key, drag your selected files to your back up source, either your external hard drive or data disk drive.


Release your mouse button and "CTRL" key and allow the files to be copied onto your backup media.


Hope this helps.




Nov 27, 2012 | Verbatim Computers & Internet

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I was trying to backup my server while exchanging DLT tapes, the tape in use light stayed on and the serve would then alternate to four flashing lights and then back to flashing "Tape In Use...


Hello,


Try the following action to resovle your issue:


1. Run the Drive Assessment Test in HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools.

CAUTION: Running the Drive Assessment Test overwrites the tape. If it is not possible to

overwrite the tape, run the logs-based Device Analysis Test instead.
2. Check the backup logs.

3. Verify that a supported configuration is being used.

4. Check for media damage:

o Incorrect label placement

o Broken, missing, or loose leader pin

o Damaged cartridge seam

o Usage in incorrect environment

5. Check for software issues:

a. Check the backup software.

b. Check that virus scanning software is not scheduled to run at the same time as the back-up.

6. Verify that a tape can be formatted.



Tape Error LED is flashing:

1. Reload the suspect tape. If the Tape Error LED stops flashing, the problem has cleared.

2. Load a new or known good tape. If the Tape Error LED stops flashing, the problem has cleared.

3. Reload the suspect tape. If the Tape Error LED flashes, discard the suspect media as faulty.

From my experience, most of the time it is a bad tape, using a new tape usually solves the problem. If after inserting a new tape and the problem exist, you may need to update your firmware/backup software.

Good Luck
C2Solutions

Jan 13, 2011 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server

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I have a Seagate Tapestor 20GB tape drive. I have upgraded to a XP driver but the software does not recognize the tape media to do a backup.


Try to use a cleaning cartridge. If the tape drive is still not recognizing the tape media after you clean it then your heads are bad

Sep 16, 2010 | Seagate Travan TapeStor Travan Tape Drive

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How to allocate media with ntbackup


  1. Valueloader should have "SEQ" on front screen.
  2. Insert media into Valueloader

NTBackup will NOT see individual tapes, but treat the SDLT320 drive as a stand alone with one big tape, and the Valueloader will automatically change tape, in sequence, until the backup is done.

This is the major difference between a "Autoloader" (Sequential Mode) and a "Library" (Random Mode).

In Sequential Mode the robot (or Medium Changer) is hidden from the OS, thus only providing a tape drive. The autoloader is smart enough to see incoming data and will move Tape1 into the drive. As the media fills, the autoloader will swap media on it's own. By the time the backup is complete, whether it be one or all 8 pieces of media, Windows has no clue that it's data crossed multiple pieces of media.

In Random mode, the library is dumb and will do nothing on its own. It's told by software (i.e. Backup Exec, CommVault, etc.) when to move a tape into the drive and which tape to move!

The advantage of using Random Mode is that software runs the show and media is effeciently managed. Restores are much quicker as the exact tape a file is recorded on can be directly loaded and extracted, vs. (worst case in Seq. mode) having to go through each tape, in sequence, before getting to the file that could be on that last tape (think hours!).

Sep 27, 2009 | Quantum ValueLoader SDLT 320 Super DLT...

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Hi I need to manually remove a tape from a quantum 3 superloader. The tape appears to be stuck in the drive


Hi Adrian

I would suggest sending it to www.tape-drive-repair.com for them to fix as once the tape has been removed you will still probably have the original fault that caused the tape to get stuck.

If you do try and remove the tape yourself be extremely careful as those drives are very easy to break the load mech and tape leader assy if you dont know exactly how to remove them.

Bear in mind the tape may not actually be stuck though!

Try powering off and on the loader with it disconnected from the server just in case it is your backup software not letting the drive eject the media as this is a common issue (where the software tells the drive it is using the tape (or hasnt finished with it) and stops the eject button from accidental operation)

Aug 17, 2009 | Quantum LTO-3 (BHWCXEY) LTO-3 Tape Drive

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No Compatible media found in HP Tape Drive


Try a brand new tape fresh out the wrapper.

If that doesnt work make sure you are using the right drive in your backup software!

It sounds like a message often seen in windows backup where you have selected the wrong tape drive from the list and it just tells you "No compatible media found" when actually the drive listed isnt even connected to your system still

Nov 27, 2008 | HP StorageWorks Ultrium 448 LTO 2 Tape...

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Problem with my hp Dat 160 usb backup tape drive


make sure your backup server is not preventing the media being removed

try rebooting your server, if the tape then can be ejected it is probably your backup software.

If the tape wont eject even after both server and drive have been rebooted it is probably faulty and needs to go for warranty exchange with HP

Jul 30, 2008 | HP (C1530B) DAT Tape Drive

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I don't know how to access my Western Digital Backup. I have no icon to click.


hi

If you have a WD Media Center, Dual-option Combo, or Dual-option USB external hard drive, you can use the Retrospect Express software that comes with the drive to create a backup schedule that will backup your data onto the drive.

To setup an automatic duplicate schedule in Retrospect Express 6.5 on a PC, please follow the instructions below.
  1. Start Retrospect Express by pressing the Automatic Backup button on the front of your Media Center external hard drive after you have installed the Retrospect software and powered on and connected the drive.

  2. You will be presented with the Western Digital Automatic Backup Wizard. Click Next to continue.

  3. Highlight the drive(s) that contains the data you wish to backup and click Next. To select multiple drives or folders, hold down the Ctrl key and make your selections.

  4. You will have a choice to backup your documents only or all files, make your selection and click Next.

  5. Highlight the drive you wish to copy your data to and click Next.

  6. You will have the option to run the data duplication daily or once a week. Make your selection and click Next.

    • If you choose a daily duplication, you will have to select the time that you'd like the duplication to start each day, then click Next.

    • If you choose a weekly duplication, you will have to select the day and time that you'd like the duplication to start, then click Next.

    • If you wish to run the duplication one time when you are finished setting up the schedule, check the Start the backup now box and click Finish. Otherwise, just click Finish.

    • You will see the Automatic backup button glow a solid blue. When the blue light is on it indicates that the automatic duplication schedule is enabled and your duplication is set to run at the scheduled time.
For the duplication to run successfully, you must have both the computer and drive powered on and connected correctly at the scheduled time.

May 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Loading Media


Same problem with Backup Exec 10d and Superloader 3 LTO-3.
This is not my first problem with this Superloader. I think it is garbage and will likely be in the garbage very soon. Very expensive garbage unfortunately.

Mar 05, 2008 | Quantum SuperLoader 3 LTO-3 Tape Drive

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Backup starts before the scheduled time


Check the system time in the system BIOS, by hitting one of the Function keys. If this is not it, then make sure the time, date, and time zone are set correctly on the desktop.

Jan 17, 2008 | Seagate 20GB TRAVAN SCSI 5 1/4 TPE DRIVE...

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