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Bootable tape drive. Please help

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Bootable tape drive. Please help

Dear All,
We have a compaq ml370 g2 server with compaq 20/40 GB DAT EOD006 STD10000 tape drive.

I have created a IDR bootable tape from veritas backup exec. Now when trying to boot from the tape the server not recognising the tape as a boot drive.

Please help me to make the server bootable from the tape.
thanks for all the help you may offer.

Marino Meloni_1
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Re: Bootable tape drive. Please help

not sure about your Cpq drive, but with HP surestore 20/40 drives, you just need to keep pressed the front panel push button when switching on the server in order to put it on OBDR mode (One Button Disaster Recovery), you can try this method with you unit,
anyway, the Drive Bios as well as the server Bios and the Backup application should support this feature in order to work.
Probably Veritas will gave you some alternative method like booting from floppy disk