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Posted on 2007-11-20
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We just installed this server last week and cannot seemed to get  our LTO2  backup running trough NTbackup. I'll throw the log file on here so you guys can see it. I would definitely appreciate any help. Thanks Guys!


11/16/2007 11:00 PM
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Date: 11/16/2007
Time: 11:00 PM
User: SYSTEM
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Backup Runner started.
NTMS session started successfully.
EnumerateNtmsObject(NTMS_LIBRARY) succeeded.
Will enumerate on 3 media libraries found.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
Found an enabled library.
InventoryNtmsLibrary(NtmsInventoryOmid) succeeded.
Identify Media completed
EnumerateNtmsObject(NTMS_PHYSICAL_MEDIA) succeeded.
Will enumerate on 1 media types found.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsPhysicalMediaInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsMediaTypeInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsLibraryInfo) succeeded.
Found an enabled library.
InventoryNtmsLibrary(NtmsInventoryOmid) succeeded.
Identify Media completed
EnumerateNtmsObject(NTMS_PHYSICAL_MEDIA) succeeded.
Will enumerate on 1 media types found.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsPhysicalMediaInfo) succeeded.
GetNtmsObjectInformation(NtmsMediaTypeInfo) succeeded.
Found a tape media type in the library (LTO Ultrium).
Launching NTBackup: ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Backup\Small Business Backup Script.bks" /d "SBS Backup created on 11/16/2007 at 11:00 PM" /v:yes /r:no /rs:no /hc:on /m normal /j "Small Business Server Backup Job" /l:s /p "LTO Ultrium" /UM
NTBACKUP LOG FILE: C:\Documents and Settings\SBS Backup User\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows NT\NTBackup\data\backup04.log
=====================<BEGIN NTBACKUP LOG FILE>=====================
Backup Status
The requested media failed to mount. The operation was aborted.

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=======================<END NTBACKUP LOG FILE>=====================
NTBackup finished the backup with errors.

For more information about failed backups, see the article on troubleshooting your backup at the following Web page: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=18414

Backup ended at Friday, November 16, 2007 11:00 PM
Backup Runner finished.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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  Hi heystek
         Please have a look at following
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/840754
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/831664

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by:heystek
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I tried the hotfix for it and that didn't work and i know for sure we aren't exceeding the tape size; the tapes natively support 200gb (which means it will hold roughly 150) and we only have 25gb of data on the server.

Thanks for the quick response!!
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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  Hi heystek
          I assume the capacity writes on tape is the compressed data capacity. But since your data is 25 GB, then there is no problem. Please check the following
          *Clean your tape drive wih cleaning cartridge
          *Try backing up a folder which is not in use by any user or application

Regards
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by:heystek
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They didn't work. I must really have a hard one here. =)

Thanks for all the help
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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   *Try backing up a folder which is not in use by any user or application
      So this error does not let you to even backup a simple folder?
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by:heystek
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Nope, I tried backing up a folder with just a couple documents in it and get the same message.
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Alan Huseyin Kayahan earned 500 total points
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 maybe you should try a firmware upgrade, or uninstall/reinstalling tape unit may be useful
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by:heystek
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Apparently the drivers Quantum gives out do not work properly with NTbackup. We spent a few hours on the phone with Quantum (which the entire time the tech was searching for solutions on Google and he openly admitted it) and the last thing he recommended was to install a copy of Backup Exec we installed the copy and installed Symantec's tape drivers and it worked just fine after that.
Thanks for all your help MrHussy!!
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