Connecting a Tape Library to a 2012 R2 Virtual Server RRS feed

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    I’m having a problem ‘attaching’ my HP SAS Autoloader Tape Library to my backup server. Any direction or advice would be appreciate.


    One Physical server with Hyper – V role installed and four Virtual Machines:

    1-    -  File server 1

    2-     - File Server 2

    3-     - Application Server 1

    4-      -Application Server 2 (Backup Server) -  with Veritas Backup Exec 2014 installed

    A HP SAS Autoloader Tape Library is attached to and recognized by the physical server in Device Manger.  However, it is not recognized on my VM Backup Server.  I cannot seem to add/attach the Tape library to my Backup server and I cannot find and the Tape Library listed in the Settings… > Add Hardware in Hyper-V Manger for the Backup Server VM.

    What can I do to get my tape drive ‘attached’ and functioning on my Backup Server so that I can begin backing up my data?

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Sunday, February 21, 2016 3:59 AM