I have a server that has a tape drive physically connected to it and the server has some backup software installed. This backup software is used daily for disk-to-disk backups and sometimes tape backups. So I cannot uninstall the backup software or stop the services if I want to trial another backup software product.
I would like to install the trial software product on a second server and if possible have that second server to connect over the network, to the tape drive physically connected to first server. Is this possible through Windows or using any tools on the internet?
My intention is to allow the first server to continue its disk-to-disk backups and use the second server to do a tape backup. The easiest option is probably to unplug the tape drive and plug it into the second server but the second server does not have the right SCSI interfaces for the tape drive. So I would like to use the second server to connect over the network to the first server's tape drive.