NTBackup -- Eject Server Tapes

Posted on 2004-11-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Hey guys -- I have a client that needs to eject his Server Tapes after performing a backup.. Currently I've got him to try:

NTBackup eject d:

However, the tapes seem to rewind, and then just before they're 'spat' out; it all stops.. I think we need to find a way to dismount the drives first.. (eventually, via a batch file).

Does anyone have any advice? Or know of any reliable utilities that should sort this??

Thanks for any input,
Question by:DrWarezz
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    Is this a DLT drive?  If so, you may want to read this Microsoft KB article:;en-us;163538
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    you didn't mention if ntbackup from NT4 or 2000/20003. If running on 2k ro 2k3 you use the following command.

     rsm.exe eject  command

    Here is the link to show you the syntax
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    Also, if using either set the command to:

    Ntbackup eject
    ntbackup eject /tape:?

    The first method assumes your tape drive is drive zero "0"
    If your drive is not drive "0" then change the ? to the appropirate drive letter.
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    Thanks for the input guys, just to let you all know, I haven't forgotten about this Q.. I will get back to you all soon!

    Thanks very much so far,

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