dOES SYMANTEC BACKUP EXEC 10D SUPPORT FOR HP DAT72 EXTERNAL USB TAPE DRIVE

Hi There,
           I am about to install new External HP Dat72 USB Tape drive on server running on Small Business Server 2003 standard edition.We are using Symantec Backup Exec 10d for windows server.  Could someone advice me that if Symanctec back up software can work easily fot External Tape driver or anything else, i should know before i proceed with installation


Thanks
ezlogAsked:
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x30nConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I take it your computers are not part of a domain.

Are you trying to push the agent to XP computers?  If you are, there is a known issue with BE pushing the agent to XP computers.  Best thing to do is, go to the server that has BE installed then open windows explorer and goto C:\Program Files\VERITAS\Backup Exec\NT and share the Agents folder.  Then go to your XP boxes and click on Start\Run and type in \\(your server name or IP address for BE)\Agents and click ok.  

Once the window opnes, open RANT32 folder and double click to run setupaa.  Doing that will setup the remote agent on your workstation.  Do that with ever computer that you are not able to push the agent to.

Let me know if there is any questions.
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gavfishCommented:
Hi ezlog,
    I have sucessfully used Backup Exec 10 with several HP Tape Drives, One of which was a Dat72 USB. You should be fine using BE's own built in driver, i was!

Regards
Gav
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ezlogAuthor Commented:
Thanks for prompt response. So USB Tape is fine with Symantec. Is that correct/.
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gavfishCommented:
yes.
if you need any assistance with this, do shout.

Gav
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rindiCommented:
What I'd worry about is that Dat tapes and drives are generally pretty low quality and don't last very long. I'd use some other tape design.
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ezlogAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, i have installed symantec software and when i try to install remote agents on remote comuters, it give me me following error

unable to connect.RPC SERVER IS UNAVAILABLE..

I am not very good with back up Tape Drives, Could you help me why this error message is coming up


Thanks and waiting
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ezlogAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for great support
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