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Backups Failing

We get the following error:


Job name
Backup All Servers 2
Job Type
Yosemite Backup 8.10-sp4 - 32144
Logging Mode
Failed Objects Only
Backup mode
Auto verify mode
No verify
Write mode
Overwrite all media
Span mode
Restart file
Change mode
Prompt for another media
Task failed
Error 1040: No devices specified or all devices are now offline
0 objects, 0 bytes

This is writing to a USB removable drive.

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it tells you it does not see any USB drive.
can you access them from the system ?
Thomas RushCommented:
Well, you can't write to a tape drive directly from the OS... but you should look to see if the tape drive is seen in Windows Device Manager.   If it is not, perform a rediscovery, check your cables, etc.

If the device is seen in Device Manager, perhaps the drive was unplugged at some point, and got a different ID when it was re-attached.   In this case, make sure Yosemite can see the drive.   If so, go in to the backup job(s) properties, and make sure that the device Yosemite currently sees is the same as the one configured for the backup job.    Very possibly, Yosemite sees an older name for this drive as the target for the backup, and needs to "re-connect" with the drive as it sees now.    You don't need to delete the backup job, just delete the 'old' drive, and add the currently-seen drive back in to each backup job.
dpcsitAuthor Commented:
This was a USB drive and it was able to be seen by the server fine. The issue was the the Yosemite software job, for some reason, did not have the drive selected in the usb list of drives. Thus when the job fired off since this drive was not selected it thought there was no drive available!
dpcsitAuthor Commented:
I actually fixed this but these were excellent suggestions!
tx for the feedback !
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