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Is there a way to share a host's tape drive with a Hyper-V Virtual Machine?

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I've installed Windows Server 2008 64-bit.  Via Hyper-V (currently RC1), I've created two virtual machines:  one a Windows Server 2008 64-bit and the other a Windows Server 2003 32-bit.

I'd like to share the host's external SCSI attached LTO tape drive with both virtual machines.  If this is possible, can you provide me the steps needed to do this?

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Data Protection Manager. Data Protection Manager enables network backup to disk-based storage, including direct-attached, network-attached, and storage area network drives. The most recent version, Data Protection Manager 2007, was released in Nov. 2007. A rollup release is expected in mid-2008 and will accommodate tape library sharing between Data Protection Manager Servers, as well as enhancements for handling storage media. The SP1 release will likely add support for SQL Server 2008 and Hyper-V when they are released in the second half of 2008. Possible features for a future release include backup of Hyper-V virtual machines, the ability to back up and restore individual SQL Server file groups and checked-out SharePoint documents, and an API to enable backup and restore of databases managed by third-party applications. No future releases have been announced, but a full release (called Data Protection Manager v3 here) is likely in 2010.

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