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Exchange 2003 backup to tape with NT backup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Question...  How do you backup to tape using NT backup on an exchange 2003 server?  tape never shows up as a choice of where to store the backups.

    Thanks


    Thank You, Scott
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 1:35 PM

Answers

  • I'm in the process of switching to Exchange 2010 and Backup Exec 2010 R3.  While I do that I was just going to use NT backups.

    I did an automatic update last night and the drivers for the tape came down from Microsoft.  It seems to be working fine...

    Problem solved...


    Thank You, Scott
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:02 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 11:30 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    Here is the option. Backup location - Select browse on the bottom figure to select that

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:28 PM
  • I know how to backup to a hard drive.  I have no tape option.


    Thank You, Scott
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:32 PM
  • Hi Scott,

    If tape drive is configured in Server, as you are browsing a folder to place the backup files in hard drive, you have to point the tape drive,

    Only option to select a tape drive or hard drive localtion is same. you have to browse and select it. If tape drive is not detected, then you are missing something in configuring the tape drive.

    If you open My Computer, is the tape drive appearing UP. Make sure the Tape drive is configured correctly in server.

    Thank you

    Sunday, September 18, 2011 3:45 PM
  • Hi,

    The tape drive it's self does not show up in the device manager.  It's and HP LTO-4 external SAS with Adaptec controller.  I will call HP and ask them what is up tomorrow.  It did not come with any drivers.

    I should just use Backup Exec 12.0.  It has all drivers built in.  If I did I would be done now...


    Thank You, Scott
    Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:43 PM
  • is the problem resolved ?

    if you have BE 12 why do you want to use NT Backup ?

    Monday, September 19, 2011 7:35 AM
  • I'm in the process of switching to Exchange 2010 and Backup Exec 2010 R3.  While I do that I was just going to use NT backups.

    I did an automatic update last night and the drivers for the tape came down from Microsoft.  It seems to be working fine...

    Problem solved...


    Thank You, Scott
    • Marked as answer by Jason LJS Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:02 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 11:30 AM