New tape drive. Backup Exec won't recognise tapes
Posted on 2008-11-04
I have had to install a new DAT 72 backup tape drive in my SBS server as the previous drive had failed.
Problem is that it will now not recognise any of the tapes I had been using previously. The tape drive is available in Devices but the tapes are not recognised by it. I am happy starting again with all the backups (in fact, I am looking forward to starting fresh with this process) but Backup Exec will not work with the new drive and the old tapes.
Is there a process that I must follow to prepare these tapes for the new drive? Do I have to erase them in some way? Do I have to move them to a different media set? And then what? How do I tell Backup Exec that I want to start all over again?
Step-by-step instructions would really be appreciated, this programme is not at all intuitive.