Connecting 2 servers to a single tape drive
Posted on 2009-07-01
I have 2 servers running BUExec 12.5, each one taking care of our Exchange 2007 systems. OneExchange server takes care of A-m, the other takes care of N-Z.
I have one PV124T with dual magazines.
Both media servers have dual channel Adaptec 39160 SCSI cards with dual connectors I can connect to.
I know that each tape drive must be connected to the local media server.
However, the 124T has only 1 tape drive, and 2 SCSI connectors, one of which is using the SCSI terminator.
Is there a way that I can connect both of these media servers to the same tape drive so that I can run my tape backups after I run my incremental and full Exchange jobs? Would cross-connecting the servers do what I need to do?
Thanks in advance for any suggestiuons.