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Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

Frequent Advisor

Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

Hello all,

 

I currently have a new Hyper -V guest server (Windows 2008 - 64 bit). I am able to install our tape drives and Medium Changer Devices on the host Hyper-V host server but not able to get them in Device Manager on the guest server.  I was able to install the drivers but the drives not not come up when I do a new hardware scan.

 

How can I get the drives to show up on the Hyper V guest servers to I can back them up?

 

~ Thanks

 

 

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Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

Actually we have a HP MSL 6000 Media Changer and I cannot install it on any DP clients, not just VM's. So I guess I am just asking how to setup the drives on a DP client so I can back it up?

Trusted Contributor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

If your clients are fiber attached then you can zone the NSR's from the MSL6000 to the clients.
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

Hi Bobby,

 

Would you post out for this command:

C:\Program Files\OmniBack>devbra -dev

from Hyper-V hosts.

 

Regards

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Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

I tried devbra -dev and got nothing , just blank.

 

 

Thanks

 

Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

Hi,

 

that means that teh server doen't see the drive, actually the problem is not DP, are you sure the server see the library,

Do you see the library from Device Manager?

 

Regards

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Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

No I do not see the drives in Device Manager.

 

I am not sure I mention this but the server is a Hyper-V guest. The Hyper-v host does see the drives.

Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

I think I found the problem. I can assign the drive via the NSR
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

Yep, the NSR requires for assign robotic and drives using maps to a single or multiple hosts. This is the way it does the access control. Please mark this topic as resolved.

Regards,
Sebastian
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Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape Drives and Medium Changer devices on a Hyper V server

That was it. Problem resolved. Thanks all.