Having a bit of difficulty regarding a Server2008 ejecting a tape
The system can see the device in windows explorer - and can write to it fine (we are using shadow protect) but it cannot eject the drive
Its a Tanberg RDX internal SATA drive. RDX mon is version 1.35 and can see the device fine
If i stop the RDX mon service and try to eject the tape via the command line (via free eject - www.freeeject.com
) it simply comes back as saying that the device is ready for removal and doesnt eject the tape
I can eject the tape via explorer - but i want to automate this
I tried installing backup assist and creating a backup job to write a file to the drive then eject it - It backed up the test file fine - but also didnt eject the drive
I have another server that uses an external Tanberg RDX quickstor device and the freeeject utility works fine - so Im at a bit of a loss as to why the server doesnt eject the tape
I've tried a vbs script (posted elsewhere on EE - http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Removable_Backup_Media/Q_23641549.html
) to eject the tape - but it says that the device is 'in use'. I've disabled RDX mon, Backup assist monitor and indexing on the drive.
Ive used Process explorer to check what handles are open on G:\ and ended all handles (Dell UPS software - what the?) and tried to eject again via command line but still no go
Any other ides?