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Backup Exec 2010 R3 - unknown error when backup up to Tandberg LTO

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Hello,

I just replaced my HP tape drive with Tandberg LT04. It was recongnized fine with backup exec, I labeled and formatted the tapes just fine. When backing up to it, it just fails with unknown error. I triedn installing and reinstalling, different drivers, and it is always the same thing.

Storage device "TANDBERG 0001" reported an error on a request to write data to media.

Error reported:

A device attached to the system is not functioning.

V-79-57344-34036 - An unknown error has occurred.


Any ideas?
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You should be using the Symantec tape drivers not the manufactures. See the following link on how to install the correct drivers and be sure to reboot: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO73431
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Netflo,

I started with Symantec drivers for the drive. Now I re-installed them, and it is the same issue.
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Have you tried updating the firmware of the hardware in accordance to the vendors specs?
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Yes, It is updated with the latest firmware
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Hello Netflio,

I went through all the steps, and still no luck :(
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I'm afraid I'm out of responses.
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I will try reinstalling the backup exec, to see if that will help.
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I fixed by using this registry change:

The steps are as follows:
1 Open Windows regedit.

2 Open the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSI\[device identifier name for the tape LTO-3 tape device]\[numeric device instance id for the LTO-3 tape device]\Device Parameters\

3 Add a key named Storport under Device Parameters (if there is not one there already).

4 Add a key name called BusyRetryCount. The key type is REG_DWORD, and the value should be set to 4b hex (75 decimal).

**WARNING!
I FOUND 75 DID NOT WORK ON 2008. IT DID ALLOW THE BACKUP TO GET FURTHER BUT FAILED WITH SCSI ERRORS AGAIN. SOME KB's INDICATED THAT SERVER 2008 SHOULD HAVE THE VALUE SET TO 250 DECIMAL (FA IN HEX). THIS WORKED FINE AFTER USING 250. APPARENLTY THE MAX VALUE IS 500 IF YOU CONTINUE TO HAVE ISSUES.
**

5 Exit Regedit.

6 Reboot the server.


Source:

http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/ProLiant-Servers-ML-DL-SL/DL380G5-and-HP-LSI-Ultra-320-Scsi/m-p/4163558#.Uu9FBftBmc9
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I found the solution myself
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I found the solution myself
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