Solved

"Physical Locations" missing from Computer Management console in 2003. Can't prepare DDS for backup...

Posted on 2004-08-20
4
241 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-03
We have recently upgraded our backup server to 2003. Now, having to recreate our tape backup sets, I go into Computer Management > Storage > Removable Media... and "Physical Locations" is gone!

All I have under "Removable Media" is: -Media, Media Pools, Libraries, Work Queue and Operator Requests.

I have not been able to properly configure the backup without access to the tools I usually use in "Physical Locations," nor allocate or dealocate the media.

Do I have to add a snap-inn to a mmc?

I'm using a SONY SDT-10000 SCSI Sequential Device for the 4mm DDS tape backup with Servers 2003's NTBackup.

What gives?
0
Comment
Question by:mojopojo
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:steinmto
ID: 11854053
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:mojopojo
ID: 11855484
Thanks, but I haven’t gotten any error messages and the article pertains specifically to a corrupt database on server 2k.

I've checked, and the "Physical Locations" portion of Computer Management isn't available on any of the 5 servers we have, all Win 2k3. I can't believe that they all have a corrupt database as they were installed from 3 different MS Partner CDs. (But I'm not ruling anything out with MS!)

There must be something I'm missing in the process of NTBackup on 2003. I'm gonna dig deeper.

Thanks.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
steinmto earned 500 total points
ID: 11856313
I looked on my 2003 server and all of my drives show under Libraries.  My media shows under Media and Media Pools.  I think they removed Physical Locations in 2003.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:mojopojo
ID: 11856418
Thanks. I was beginning to draw that conclusion myself. Thanks for the confirmation and the help. Have a great weekend. I'm outta here...
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Numerous times I have been asked this questions that what is it that makes my machine log on so slow, there have been cases where computers took 23 minute exactly after taking password and getting to the desktop. Interesting thing was the fact th…
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question