Backup tape

Posted on 2009-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a DLT VS160 using Backup Exec 10d to backup a file and print server.
There are 5 tapes (Monday - Friday)
Main Issue:
-- the tape(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) ejects automatically after i insert to device in a few minutes; i
-- Thursday's tape doesn't eject, but when i am about to run backup, it shows"Ready; No idle devices are available", but i can see the tape is actually in the device through Device>QUANTUM 1.

what i have tried:
i have cleaned the device using cleaning tape; also i turned off the power, wait for a minute to restart it. but the problem still exists.
before i found that it took long time to finish the backup job.its rate was 370MB/min.

how to solve the problem?
Question by:tonitoni99
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    Expert Comment

    Looks like you need to check the health of the tape drive. This site will take you to the download for you drive:

    Have you tried new tapes in the drive? Run the diagnostics first and see what it tells you.
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    Expert Comment

    Thrusdays tape could be bad.
    Swap it out for a new one.
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    Accepted Solution

    Try to upgrade the Drivers and firmware for the tape drive, Then try running test onthe tape drive with the vendor tools ( status check, Long write and long read tests ) with a new set of tapes and confirm if the drive is healthy and if still you have the issue then you may need to contact vendor for further assistance

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