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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