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why does small business server 2003 backup not see my tape drive?

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Hi I have a HP Proliant ML350 running Small Business Server 2003.

When I open ntbackup by clicking start - run - ntbackup the software will see that I have a LTO Ultium backup drive installed and will alow me create a backup job to the drive.

When I open Server Management Console and click Configure Backup the software doesn't detect that the tape drive is installed. I thought the management console was just a nice way to look at ntbackup?

I want to use the management console because it is handy for logs so any help on this matter would be appriciated.

Thanks,

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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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ntbackup also allows backup to disk (network share, fixed disk, etc) so ntbackup is definitely *not* the same as the SBS backup. SBS backup does use NTBackup in the background, but it only accesses meida that is available from the Windows "removable media" APIs (in 2003, this changed in 2008.)  As I recall, LTO drives use their own drivers and do not make their media available via the standard windows removable media APIs thus SBS backup cannot see the media. There is no way around this.

You can, however, use a 3rd-party backup program that interaces with SBS so you'd still get the reporting. I personally like BackupAssist for these types of installs. Works well, uses standard SBS reporting, but allows greater flexibility than the built-in SBS backup offers.

-Cliff
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thanks for the help, sorry for the delay in gettnig back, I'm going to use a third party piece of software, thanks again
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