Backup solution for windows XP using SDLT drive
Posted on 2007-10-15
Hi, having issues implementing SDLT backup solution on a Windows XP Pro PC
OS Windows XP Pro fully (SP)
Adaptec 2940uw SCSI controller card (PCI)
Compaq 110/220 SDLT drive internal
Backup Assist software for backup solution ( uses Windows NTBACKUP native solution)
Having been supplied an SDLT drive and SCSI card I have installed them into the PC and loaded the relevant drivers and confirmed the SDLT drive is running on the latest firmware revision from HP, despite running HP tape tools which confirmed the SDLT drive was functioning correctly, the backups keep failing 1/2 way through which reports a hardware issue. " unable to execute rewind command". I have tried another SDLT drive and the same error occurs. Also if you then manually eject the tape and then try to re-insert it the tape is immediately ejected and will not accept it again until the PC is rebooted. I have taken the card and drive and tried them in two different XP Pro machines and again the faults are duplicated. On boot up the POST sees both the Adaptec SCSI card and 110/220 SDLT drive. I haven't tried a replacement controller yet and I am not entirely convinced that he one I have is suitable for the SDLT drive if that's the case can anyone suggest a suitable SCSI card that will work with this tape drive bearing in mind that I only have PCI slots available. The SCSI cable is an internal type and has a terminator on the end of it. Has anybody out there had similar issues implementing a tape backup solution on an XP box?