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Microsoft DPM Backing up to Tape Failing

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Hello,

I have recently setup a new backup server and i'm running Data protection manager on it. Currently I have all my backup copies going to disk, I had just installed "Firestreamer" (virtual tape library) and did what I thought is correct, but im getting failures when I run tape backup. I am testing the tape backups with a protection group that is only monitoring a small SQL database.

The error that DPM states is:

"The back up to tape job failed for the following reason: (ID 3311)"

I've tried rescanning the inventory under management for the tapes but still no luck...

Has anyone had any experience with backing up to tape?

Thank you,
Artie
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by:Gerald Connolly
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So, has this tape drive ever worked?

what server (brand and model)?
what OS?
What tape drive?
what tapes?
how is the tape drive connected?
What drivers installed?
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Hi thanks for the reply, it did work on the older DPM server... So what i did for more troubleshooting was create a new recovery point for each database in the protection group. I then tested with a "short-term" backup to tape for each, this worked fine. After that was completed i ran the "short-term" to disk and "Long-term" tape and they all worked. I also adjusted the time of night these run against the other protection groups.

I do not have a Tape library server, this is a Virtual tape library... (Firestreamer). I am using a backup server with Windows 2012R2, DPM is the only software running on it, as well as firestreamer... Are you familiar with this?
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by:Gerald Connolly
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Not personally, but i do have a lot of experience of Backups and tape drives.
To try and diagnose your problem i and others will need the details.
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by:ArtiePublic
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Ok well thanks for the help but i cant get you the details you need due to it being virtual, plus i think i have resolved it.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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OK Good luck
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By testing the backup to Tape only, it worked. I then knew it wasnt a tape problem, it was more a configuration with the protection group, etc.
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