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  • TAPE DRIVE ERROR!!!

    hi everybody for the past 2 weeks am facing this problem with my new HP DDS tape drive that i installed on my IBM server,its connected to a scsi controller,my windows 2000 server detects the new tape drive and installs the drivers required automatically,now when i try to take a backup i get this message ''Drive Error:the device reported an error on a request to write data to media,error reported-timeout before function completed.
    i need to get this problem fixed as soon as possible can u all try to help me fix this problem.thanks in advance!!
    You can check the printscreen error window in the file attached!!

  • #2
    what is the backup software?
    you can install another drivers for the tape from the backup software drivers database.
    also, it can be a bad drive (usually the head of the tape).
    it also can be a bad media, you can replace the media to check it.
    Good Luck

    Shai

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    • #3
      Also check your event logs, might be something there.

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