about a week ago my sbs 2003 nightly backup to tape stopped working (more details near the bottom). Manually starting backup immediately warns me that the removabe storage service is not started. I restarted it, but every time I open backup I get the same message and the service stops.
Event Id 15 from removable storage service. (also 263 from PlugandPlay manager)
Microsoft eventid said database might be corrupt and suggested uninstalling the device the expanding Removable Storage and deleting the libraries.
That did not work. The removable storage node is not connected and has a big red x through it.
Every time I try to connect I get a message "device attached to the system is not functioning".
Also, the removable storage service stops every time I try to connect.
Restarting computer does not help.
The backup failures started when our C: drive went to 0% freespace. To fix the C: drive, I moved the page file and the monitoring databases from C: to F:. I also moved some softwaredistribution folders to F:. I then did a defrag.
I now have about 15% free space.
Does anybody have any ideas?