Frequently Asked Questions
What is indicated by the SCSI error message: "Device not ready/Send Unit start command failed"?
Should I attach my SCSI tape drive or CD-ROM drive to the same cable as my hard drive?
Can I install a TBU on my MegaRAID controller?
What do the terms backup set and media set mean?
How do I verify TBU recognition in NetWare 4, 5, 6?
What is the media pool in Windows 2000, 2003 RSM?
What does the Prepare Media option do in Windows 2000 RSM?
What does helical scan/linear scan mean?
What is the difference between a quick and a long tape erase?
Why does my backup time out and retry to back up open files?
What does the inquiry string dip switch configure?
What is the RSM and how do I troubleshoot with it?
What are the pros and cons of doing a Full (Normal), Incremental, and Differential Backup?
What does formatting a tape do?
How can I configure Backup Exec to quit prompting me to overwrite?
Why is it important to have an offsite backup?
Regarding tape drives, what is cataloging?
When and why would I ever need to erase a tape?
How do I configure the drive for use with Novell NetWare?
How do I perform a simple Veritas Server Backup operation?
How do I perform a simple backup operation in Windows 2000 Server?
How do I perform a simple Windows 2000 Server Restore operation?
How do I perform a simple Veritas Server Restore operation?
How do I schedule tape backups in Windows 2000?
My Backup Application fails giving the error message "write protected." What do I do?
How do I configure an Unattended Tape Backup in Windows NT with NTBackup?
How can I test my tape backup unit in MS-DOS?
How can I test my TBU in NetWare?
How can I test my TBU in Linux?
How do I schedule tape backups in Windows 2003?
How do I test my tape drive in Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003 Server?
Why does Windows Native Backup not work after installing Veritas?
How do I initialize a blank tape cartridge?
How do I load or unload a tape cartridge?
How do I write-protect a tape cartridge?
When should I clean the tape heads?
How do I install a tape backup unit in SCO Open Server 5.0.x?
What are the cleaning guidelines for DAT tape drives?
Can I have other devices on the same data cable as my tape drive?
Why does Veritas Backup Exec keep ejecting my tape for a scheduled backup?
Why am I getting an error in Windows NT or Windows 2000 Backup after installing a different (third-party) backup program?
What are Bad Block errors with regard to running backups?
If servers are so reliable, then why do I need a backup?
What does it mean to run an inventory on a drive?
Why does the software I received with my add-on TBU not install in Windows NT Server or Windows 2000 Server?
Why do I only see the first backup set on the tape, although it has several (when it is initially inventoried)?
My TBU does not detect any media. How do I troubleshoot this?
Why does my Windows 2000 scheduled backup prompt me to insert new media even though there is a tape in the drive?
What is a media label on the tape?
When should I use term power on my SCSI devices?
How do I remove a tape that is stuck in the DAT tape drive?
What does the DDS Passthru jumper do?
What are the optimal SCSI settings for the tape backup unit?
How long should a typical tape last and when should it be retired?
What are the differences between an IDE and a SCSI TBU?
What drivers should I use for my DAT backup unit in Windows NT Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, Netware 4.x, Netware 5.x, Netware 6.x, Linux, and SCO Unix?
What are some reasons that my TBU does not backup to the full compressed capacity of the cartridge?
How do I troubleshoot a DAT tape drive that is not recognized?
What are the performance and capacity comparisons among some of the tape drives?
What steps can I take if this DAT drive hardware is not being recognized by the server?
How do I troubleshoot tape drives using NTBackup in Windows NT 4.0?