Trying to get my Friday backup job to span onto the next tape

 I'm running backup exec 12.5 SP3 with an HP Storageworks ultrium 1760 SAS unit. This unit has 2 drives on it. I'm trying to get my Friday full backup to span to the next tape but it keeps ejecting the one tape when full and asking for another in that same drive when in fact I had a tape in the other drive. Both tapes were located in scratch media. I get confused in the documentation regarding 'stand alone' or 'robotic library'. I know I don't have the robotic library and they refer to the 'stand alone' as 1 drive it seems.
How do I make it span?
Thanks alot,
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
I want to make sure I understand your configuration. Now, is this drive enclosed in a unit that holds more than one tape at a time. In HP devices, this is usually followed by 1/8 to indicate one drive and it holds 8 tapes. If not, is it 1 - 2 drives mounted seperately internally\externally? If they are individual drives, you many need to create a drive pool. I haven't done this as I have always had libraries, but his should work.

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bwinkworthAuthor Commented:
I can't find a pic of it anywhere lol. It's definately not a 1/8 autoloader so it most likely seems to be 1-2 drives mounted separately taking up 1U in the rack. The two drives are separated by a power button in the middle that turns on both of them. I'll take a look at the link.
bwinkworthAuthor Commented:
Ok. Created a device pool as per your link. They are both standalones. Good to go. Thanks alot rbarnhardt.
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