Checking for insertion of Backup Tapes by script
Posted on 2003-03-06
Howdy Guys and Girls
I have been hunting around the web for a day to try and find a script to check if a tape is inserted into the tape drive or not. We are unfortunately running Windows 2000 backup but with SDX-420C backup units that take AIT 35GB tapes. Basically we would like to eject the tapes on remote sites after they back up. At say 3pm the next day, run a script to see if there is a tape inserted. If not it would send a NET SEND message to the person responsible, their manager and us. The latter parts are fine to do. I am unaware if the script would be running any backup commands to test for the tape or would you check somewhere in the registry. Any help on where to get started would be magnificent.