backup will not load tape

Hi All,

my tape back up never seems to run is there anything wrong with this?

C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Documents and Settings\tonyblair\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\backuptotape.bks" /n "Media created 15/03/2006 at 08:22" /d "Set created 15/03/2006 at 08:24" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:on /m normal /j "backuptotape" /l:s /g "b1dc648f-85c6-4c6d-8107-998386d0fe0f" /um

TIA
Gareth
Gareth McKeeCEO/OwnerAsked:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
what if you ran it manually from BACKUP? Does it work?
Gareth McKeeCEO/OwnerAuthor Commented:
no, just sits at status - mounting the media...

was created throught the wizard apart from me adding the /um switch.

has worked once on all the tapes but now has not worked for over a couple of weeks.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
ok. .recreate a job and execute immediately.

got another tape available?
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Gareth McKeeCEO/OwnerAuthor Commented:
would not run

got error - the requested media is not online. please insert spcified media .......

this happens on no matter which media it try.

all media are labelled per day mon - fri

Mondays tape still in so used first media. (servers are hosted so difficult to get at them, have got issue with all tapes though)
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
does it at least rewind/forward format???

it could be a faulty tape drive.
Gareth McKeeCEO/OwnerAuthor Commented:
doesn't seem to load at all so could be the tape drive. a pity it is 200 mile away.

what is the command to format the tape?
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
what software are you using to back up?
Gareth McKeeCEO/OwnerAuthor Commented:
the windows ntbackup
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Look in the menu for Initialize... with NT Backup
Gareth McKeeCEO/OwnerAuthor Commented:
no initialize option mate
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
did you have software that came with your tape drive?

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
cool. thank you!
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