HP Tape Drive and 2012 R2 Essentials RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We have a HP proliant ML115 server with a HP dat 160 drive installed (factory). The Tape drive is showing in the device manager and has the latest drivers and firmware from HP. There is a tape drive test utility installed which, when run, shows no errors. The problem is that 2012 will not show the drive as a back up device. We only use this machine to run one program (rental software) and would like to use the drive as a back up device for it...Am I missing something here?


    Thursday, April 9, 2015 3:42 PM


  • Server 2012R2 does not support tape drives.  Actually Windows Server Backup does not support tape.  You will need a third party program that supports tape (or just get a USB hard drive)


    • Marked as answer by Antony D Friday, April 10, 2015 8:41 AM
    Thursday, April 9, 2015 9:52 PM