Backup application can’t access tape drive

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A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: I have windows 2003 server connectged to Adic i2k lib with Brocade 3800 switche, Master server has all 8 drives zoned to the server via www name. One storage node is also connected to same Brocade swithch and has access to 2 of the same drive as Master server. Problem: Even though the devices ( two Lto2) drives show up in device manager on storage node server and also in qlogic san manager ( qla2342), no backup application is able to use it, as if the drives are not there atall, drivers etc apprear to load fine on the os which is windows 2003. Is our zoning correct, this being overlaping zone, i am thinking swith is blocking something ? one zone has master server & adic fc fa which has Tape robot and drive zoned with www. secound zone has storage node server zoned to the same fa on adic as above and HBA on server. question: should this two zones be collaped into one, could this be a problem or solution ? Note: master server has no problem with tapes or drives, its only sn that has problem Thanks

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  • ChrisWible
    Did you do the zoning in the i2000? It has zoning of it's own.
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  • Dcsys99
    If you have IOB's - you need to manke sure all drives are presented to both servers. Also you may need a SAN shared storage license enabled on your backup software....
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  • Dcsys99
    If you have IOB's - you need to manke sure all drives are presented to both servers. Also you may need a SAN shared storage license enabled on your backup software....
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  • Benjamin92
    What backup software are you using?
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