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Old 12-06-2008
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SBS 2003 Backup Failing

Each time I configure SBS 2003 Server backup, the process just fails. I am having a IBM HH LTO Gen SCSI Sequential Device Tape Drive. It is configured on the server and automated backup is configured. It is connected to Adaptec SCSI 29320LPE U320 PCI-Express Card. Now there is no hardware fault. I am sure there is some kind of internal settings which is causing the bug. I had recently replaced some hard drive. But now I landed in to backup error. The error was The device reported an error on a request to write data to media. There may be a hardware or media problem. I am doubtful about this.

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Old 12-06-2008
Join Date: Oct 2005
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I am also having a same kind of issue. It is not fare to blame the hardware here. There can be certain complications in the backup but once this kind of errors are generated they are far much annoying. The backup does not access the media only when the Storage Manager is not finding your drives. Many fiddle with that and generate such errors. Sometime NT backup also has the same kind of issue. Go in Removable Storage Manager > Libraries. Can you see the drive connected there.
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Old 24-08-2010
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Re: SBS 2003 Backup Failing

Good Day Folks,

Unfortunately, the tape drive may very well not be the problem. I have the same problem with a server in which I installed a removable hard drive system. I thought the hard drive solution would make backups faster and allow me to get away from tapes which had given me restore problems in the past. My setup is a basic OS partition and a data partition on the primary drive with a mirror on the secondary drive. I then have the removable hard drive installed to backup the primary drive. I had two or three successful backups manually using Backup Assist so I thought I was golden. The following week, I got the same condition as you are describing and have not been able to do a full backup since on any media.

This is the perplexing issue for me which defies logic. C: and E: are partitions of the same physical drive. The backup will go through the C: OS partition and back it up without errors. It will begin to backup the E: data partition and error out after about 4 GB, which means it had access to the drive at one point, then suddenly, the E: drive becomes invalid. Logically, it would make more sense to me if the backup failed as soon as it tried to access the data drive. It is almost like a user has an uninterruptable process running or a file lock on the data drive and when the backup gets to that point it loses accessibility.

I then started spinning my wheels convincing myself it was the backup software, so I tried everything from NTBackup to Acronis. Same results.

Please keep me informed because I am receiving Non-Conformance Reports issued by our Quality Assurance Department due to these failures. Not to mention of course that I want to ensure that the data is secure.
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