windows 2003 server SP2 DAT72 tape drive disappearing
Posted on 2010-09-24
I have a windows 2003 server SP2 using ntbackup as my backup program. I have a SCSI DAT72 tape drive that has been working faultlessly. Over the past few weeks the device has been disappearing from device manager and only re appears after a reboot. The tape usually shows up in removable storage libraries with a red cross on it before it disappears from device manager. Just in case the SCSI or the device was faulty I replaced the device with a new SATA DAT72 tape device, now exactly the same thing is happening with the new device. The RSM databases have also been rebuilt. I have also ruled out any power issues as a new PSU has been fitted to the server. In both cases the recommended manufacturer’s driver has been installed and worked well whilst the devise was showing. Has anyone got any ideas as this is starting to cause me concerns at work.