I have a HP Proliant ML370 with an internal Storageworks 232 tapestreamer, running Windows SBS 2003 Premium.
After about a year without any problems Backup Exec stopped working and any job submitted would only change status between 'loading media' and 'queued'
Unable to figure out the reason I uninstalled Backup Exec and tried using Windows Backup. This program is unable to see the tapestreamer, even thou the device manager insist that the tapestreamer is there and working perfectly.
Checking the Event Viewer I see that RSM detects the streamer as offline.
Thinking this was a hardware problem, I have tried with a new streamer (twice), new SCSI cable and even swapped the motherboard without being able to solve the problem.
Is there any way I can test the backup solution on this server without having to reinstall OS? Any boot cd/dvd I can use that is able to see and test the backup solution without having to do a new installastion.
I am still confused as to whether the problem is software og hardware related and need to figure this out without too much hazzle.