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  1. Help with robot

    I have just set up a Win2k server w/ a LibraryPro robot. My problem is that
    DataCenter sees the robot, and it sees the two drives in the robot, but it
    does not see the drives as part of the robot. The OS sees the robot and the
    drives. I can run backup jobs to the drives in Standalone mode. How do I get
    DataCenter to recognize that the drives are part of the robot?

    Thank you,



  2. Re: Help with robot


    I have two libraries with 2 drives each and had similar problems. The first
    thing I did was to turn off Windows 2000 removable storage and set it not
    to start. That elliminated any contention over what service controlled the
    devices.

    Then I took a page from the Backup Exec book which always said that libraries
    needed to be addressed so that their robot arm was the lowest SCSI ID of
    the devices in the library and that the drives should be given SCSI IDs sequentially
    after the one given to the robot. That did the trick. My Compaq libraries
    shipped with the robot at ID 0 and the two drives at 4 and 5. Under no circumstances,
    with or without serialization, would NetBackup see these drives as being
    related to the robot in that configuration. Giving them contiguous SCSI IDs,
    robot arm=0, drive 1=1 and drive 2=2 did the trick, just as it always did
    for BackupExec. Yet I found no documentation anywhere stating the NetBackup
    also required this. It was just a hunch.

    "Robert Walker" wrote:
    >I have just set up a Win2k server w/ a LibraryPro robot. My problem is that
    >DataCenter sees the robot, and it sees the two drives in the robot, but

    it
    >does not see the drives as part of the robot. The OS sees the robot and

    the
    >drives. I can run backup jobs to the drives in Standalone mode. How do I

    get
    >DataCenter to recognize that the drives are part of the robot?
    >
    >Thank you,
    >
    >



  3. Re: Help with robot


    Hi,

    It is a stupid answer, bat have you check the "drive is in a robotic
    library"
    You can find this at the media and device management, select the drive and
    go to action - change menu.

    I don't use the configuration assistant.




    "Robert Walker" wrote in message
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    > I have just set up a Win2k server w/ a LibraryPro robot. My problem is

    that
    > DataCenter sees the robot, and it sees the two drives in the robot, but it
    > does not see the drives as part of the robot. The OS sees the robot and

    the
    > drives. I can run backup jobs to the drives in Standalone mode. How do I

    get
    > DataCenter to recognize that the drives are part of the robot?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    >




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