Solved

veritas new tapes

Posted on 2007-03-19
7
439 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
veritas new 300/600 tapes do I have to format them I first tried to invintory and that went for 30min then cancelled that and now I am trying to label the media and this usally takes about 2 min it is running on 20 min do I need to format each new tape?
0
Comment
Question by:zenworksb
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
7 Comments
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18750567
What hardware/software are you using?
I've used 3 different veritas products and have never had to format (unless I specifically wanted to wipe out the date).

You should be able to use it fresh out of the box... :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:zenworksb
ID: 18750611
i am using veritas 9.0 on a dlt drive with new dlt tapes on a 2003 server. We have always labeled teh media, and I am labeling it, and it is taking for ever any ideas why
0
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:MATTHEW_L
ID: 18750880
You may have to import the media.  Otherwise I usually just move them to scratch and they are ready to go.
0
Save the day with this special offer from ATEN!

Save 30% on the CV211 using promo code EXPERTS30 now through April 30th. The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18750884
Veritas 'what'?  
Veritas has, to my knowledge, support of
NTBackup
Backup Exec
and now NetBackup

which one are you using?  Presumably Backup Exec, considering the version.
I have no idea why it's not labeling, but your backup solution should label it after the job is completed.  I'm not sure why you need to label it before hand?

This is just with new tapes - nothing else has changed?  The duration problem almost sounds like you're using the wrong drivers or something.  I know when we used to use BE, we would have problems with it reverting to Microsoft's drivers for the backup hardware - check that in device manager and ensure you're using Veritas drivers...
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:Hedley Phillips
ID: 18752987
Try restarting the services to see if that helps. (As said above) Also check the drivers, and maybe update them as well.

If you are running Backup Exec, you need to import the tape by right hand clicking on the empty slot and selecting import and ok it. Insert the tape and wait for that job to finish.

Now run an inventory on that tape, right hand click again. Now you should be able to just right hand click, properties and give it a name.

Have a check in the event viewer for any error messages. BUE might be grumbling in there about something.
0
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 500 total points
ID: 18755428
Sounds like the tapes are faulty or the wrong ones. Need details of the drive and the new media.
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 18756864
Odd way of closing this...
0

Featured Post

Don't Miss ATEN at InfoComm 2017!

Visit booth #2167 to see the  new ATEN VM3200 32 x 32 Modular Matrix Switch. Other highlights include the VE8950 4K HDMI Over IP Extender, VS1912 12-Port DP Video Wall Media Player  and VK2100 ATEN Control System. Register now with Free Pass Code ATEN288!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration, of the HP EVA 4400 SAN Storage. The name , IP and the WWN ID’s used here are not the real ones. ABOUT THE STORAGE For most of you reading this, you …
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…
Michael from AdRem Software outlines event notifications and Automatic Corrective Actions in network monitoring. Automatic Corrective Actions are scripts, which can automatically run upon discovery of a certain undesirable condition in your network.…

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question