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

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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?
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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.
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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.
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Thanks. I was beginning to draw that conclusion myself. Thanks for the confirmation and the help. Have a great weekend. I'm outta here...
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