I am using the standard Microsoft backup on SBS 2003 std with a tape drive. I perform a full or "normal" backup with verify data. Everything looks fine and works fine. Back up catalogs the data that has been stored on the tape and it is listed under the default media title. All the files appear to be in place and when I have tested the tape by removing files and folders from the hard drive and then restoring them ... it works seamlessly.
BUT ... if I reboot, all the catalogged backups disappear and the media is no longer recognized as valid and Backup basically asks if I'm sure I want to continue and lose all data on tape.
Upon rebooting, the remote storage service does not start automatically, so I do it manually but it doesn't resolve the missing data.
The tape drive is a Seagate travan, but Server 2003 only recognizes the tapes as miniQIC ... what the?