Frequently Asked Questions
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?
How do I configure an IDE device, such as a hard drive, for my system?
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 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 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 is a Seagate TBU model number translated?
What are the cleaning guidelines for QIC (Travan) tape backup drives?
Does this tape drive support hardware compression?
Can I have other devices on the same data cable as my tape drive?
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 cable select and why should I use it?
What is a media label on the tape?
Why is it more important to run a verify when backing up to a TR5 or TR40 drive?
What does retensioning a tape do and when do I conduct this operation?
What are the differences between an IDE and a SCSI TBU?
Why can't I format my TR-4, TR40 and TR-5 tapes?
When and why should I retension tapes?
What are the performance and capacity comparisons among some of the tape drives?
What are some dos and don'ts of using a Seagate TR-5 or Certance TR-40 tape backup?
What are some common troubleshooting steps for IDE Travan TBUs?
What are some common troubleshooting steps for IDE TR5 TBUs?
How do I troubleshoot tape drives using NTBackup in Windows NT 4.0?