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Using Windows backup on a W2K3 Datacenter in conjunction with a LTO Tape Library

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Hello,

I have a W2K3 Datacenter server that came with an LTO Library.  Can I use the Windows Backup/Recovery program with the Tape Library?
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It should support the hardware (LTO).
Windows Backup will work fine as long as all the drivers for the hardware, changer, etc, are installed and functioning within Windows itself. It won't provide any additional support itself over and above what the OS will.

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OK, well.  I have used software such as Tivoli, Legato, and Arcserve.  All of them, of course, were able to navigate the tape library.  What I mean by that is I was able to assign days to individual slots.  Like this library has 8 slots and say the back up will fit on one LTO, within windows backup, can I associate Slot 1 with Monday, Slot 2 with Tuesday, so on....?
The functionality of the changer will be managed by The Removable Storage Manager I believe (open the Computer Management MMC, go to Storage > Removable Storage), but whether it will give you that granularity of control I'm afraid I'm not sure -  it's only a freebie service bundled with the OS unfortunately! :-(

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Yeah, well I found out this weekend that the server bundle came with a licensed copy of TapeWare.  Never used it before but I got them to get me an ISO image of it.  So I have been playing around with it without anything attached.  So maybe a it will work out just fine.

Thanks.
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