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Unable to use 2 DLT drives

Ayman Altounji
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Unable to use 2 DLT drives

We have a TL891 - DLX drive which contains 2 40/80 DLT drives. These are connected to a Proliant 8500. The server and Arcserve 2000 can see the tape drives okay. But when trying to backup to them it will only use one drive even to the point that when the tape is full it asks for another tape to be inserted in the same dlt drive.

Does anybody know how I can backup to the second DLT drive? Or even better how to backup to both DLT's at the same time if possible?

Thank you,

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Unable to use 2 DLT drives


In order to use two drives, you have to run two jobs. If I remember correctly, you'll also have to go into the Device Group Configuration and create two groups. That way each job will run on it's own group.

Good luck,