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Installed hp c7438a usb drive on Windows 2003 server - tape drive shows in device manager as working properly, but unable to see device as a drive possibility for backups - using Cobian backup software

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SOURCE: Tape eject from drive

Hi. This is from Dells site regarding automatic ejection of tape once inserted:

The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive reads and writes DLTtape VS1 cartridges. The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive can read - but not write - DLTtape™ IV cartridges written using the DLT1/VS80 format. NOTE: The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive automatically ejects any other cartridge types and any cartridges whose format it cannot read. Make sure all cartridges that you want to use for writing are DLTtape VS1 cartridges.


Perhaps your cartridge is improperly formatted or is of the incorrect type?

Posted on May 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Ultrium LTO 3 Tape Autoloader Error

what software are you using? try not backing up the system state to see if that changes anything?

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Tape Drive Block Size

Bit of an odd one but i agree that block size could cause an issue.

Try this link for the HP tech manual for this drive.

http://www.tag.com/tech%20support/System%20Resources/Drivers%20&%20Utilities/Drivers/Current/7.2/HP%20DAT%20Storage%20Works/guides/unix.pdf

It may help with your issue and does detail block size changes on some systems.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Certance Ultrium 2 tape drive

Bet if you check, it is not overwritting the tape (appending) on the first tape, but will overwrite the second. Check the media properties to see. If it is this, it has probably had an update when it started going south....
Same problem here, on with Symantec about it...

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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Bit of an odd one but i agree that block size could cause an issue.

Try this link for the HP tech manual for this drive.

http://www.tag.com/tech%20support/System%20Resources/Drivers%20&%20Utilities/Drivers/Current/7.2/HP%20DAT%20Storage%20Works/guides/unix.pdf

It may help with your issue and does detail block size changes on some systems.

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