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Retrospect Server 5.15 Assigning 2nd Drive to 1 Drive Library


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I have recently had to reinstall Retrospect after a hardware failure. I am curently running the following configuration:

 

 

 

Compaq EVO D500 (P4 1.8GHz, 256MB RAM)

 

Adaptec 2930 SCSI Host Adapter

 

--- ADIC VLS DLT300, 7 slot library (Changer ID: 6 Drive ID:3)

 

Adaptec AVA-2906 SCSI Host Adapter

 

--- DLT 2000 Stand Alone Drive (ID: 1)

 

--- DLT 2000 Stand Alone Drive (ID: 2)

 

 

 

Windows 2000 Professional, Service Pack 3

 

Retrospect Backup Server 5.15

 

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My problem is this: When Retrospect detects the backup devices, it assigns 2 DLT drives to the VLS library. This model library is a single drive unit, there is no bay for adding a second drive.

 

 

 

By assigning 2 drives, the software is essentially rendered useless because it tries to access both drives via the loader, getting stuck in an endless "loading/unloading" loop.

 

 

 

I have experienced this problem before on my previous install. The "fix" then was to put the 2 stand alone drives on a separate SCSI channel. This does not work now.

 

 

 

If anyone has ANY ideas please share.

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Brian

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