Acronis True Image with tape storageworks 160 usb : ejecting after backup

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  1. cl00m

    cl00m Registered Member

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    Hello,

    We have acronis true image with a tape driver hp storageworks 160 usb, we have 5 medias prepared for each day.

    I have planned 5 tasks in acronis to save each day, I want to acronis ejecting the tape when the backup is finished.

    I haven't found the option to do that. How can I enable this feature ?

    Thanks


    Clémence
     
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  2. Forellenblau

    Forellenblau Registered Member

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    I didn't found it, too in TrueImage Server 9.1 latest build.
    It would very appreciated if Acronis could build in this feature!

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  3. MrMorse

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    My Ti11 Home has the ability to invoke POST-commands.

    If you have a program which is able to eject a tape you can invoke this after backup task.
     
  4. Forellenblau

    Forellenblau Registered Member

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    Thanks for the tip!
    For tape drives i found a little program that can eject my tape:

    http://www.westmesatech.com/files/tapeutil.zip

    Quote:
    DESCRIPTION

    In investigating the Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 ntbackup program to perform
    backups, I noticed that you can retension a tape from the ntbackup GUI, but
    there is no command-line equivalent. Hence TAPEUTIL.EXE.

    TAPEUTIL is a Win32 console (command-line or text-based) program that can:

    * Detect if a tape is inserted
    * Eject the currently inserted tape (if supported)
    * Retension the tape (if supported)

    SYNTAX

    TAPEUTIL [-e | -r] [-q] drive_number

    -e Eject the media from the drive.
    -r Retension the media in the drive.
    -q Run quietly (no output).
    drive_number The number of the tape drive, numbered 0 through 9.
    End Quote

    Probably it also works with USB drives...

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  5. MrMorse

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    @Forellenblau
    Try it.
    The result would be interested for me...
     
  6. Forellenblau

    Forellenblau Registered Member

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    It works great with my private SCSI DAT4 HP72 Drive.
    With my LTO3 Ultrium i didn't test yet (it's in the office) - i will try it in the next new days.

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  7. MrMorse

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    Prima ;)
     
  8. Forellenblau

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    @MrMorse

    I tried it now with my Ultrium LTO3 HP Tape Drive and it's working perferctly.

    Danke für den Tipp!

    Forellenblau
     
  9. cl00m

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    Thx for the help but my tape drive is an USB and when I use tapeutil to eject the media, it eject the drive itself ...

    Even the ejecting thing, acronis doesnt want to save on media 9 times on 10 ... I dont understand why it doesnt recognise the drive or media when the save begins ... This soft is buggued I think I will replace it by backup exec.
     
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