Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Back up tapes

  1. #1
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London/Kingston, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Back up tapes

    Hi all ,

    Has anyone used "Symantec Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers" with HP Ultrium data cartridge 200gb Tapes. I have put the tape in and I want to format it but for some reason the Format feature is grayed out.

    Many thanks

  2. Subscribe to our Windows Secrets Newsletter - It's Free!

    Get our unique weekly Newsletter with tips and techniques, how to's and critical updates on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google, etc. Join our 480,000 subscribers!

    Excel 2013: The Missing Manual

    + Get this BONUS — free!

    Get the most of Excel! Learn about new features, basics of creating a new spreadsheet and using the infamous Ribbon in the first chapter of Excel 2013: The Missing Manual - Subscribe and download Chapter 1 for free!

  3. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    20,418
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 597 Times in 534 Posts

    Re: Back up tapes

    Are you sure the tape needs formatting?

    Joe

  4. #3
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London/Kingston, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Back up tapes

    Well it's a new tape, and as far as I know my collegue formats the new tapes and gives them a name.

    Thanks,

  5. #4
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    20,418
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 597 Times in 534 Posts

    Re: Back up tapes

    Does the packaging say it is formatted or not? Is the option to label the tape available?

    Joe

  6. #5
    4 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    London/Kingston, Surrey, United Kingdom
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Back up tapes

    I have done it a few hours ago but forgot to let you know, by changing the media label it gave me the option to erase the tape.

    Thanks,

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •