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Monday, November 17, 2008

Finding some Solace

This KB article discusses my Event ID 9 error. I have turned all the things OFF, as instructed by this article and my backup/duplicate jobs seems to be running now! Cool!

At the end of this article, it talks about turning these BIOS settings back on, one by one.

Me thinks I'll leave well enough alone for the time being!

Quantum of NO Solace!

Yes, I am sadly reporting that my Quantum Scalar 50 is bringing me no solace! Actually, it looks like it may be my Scalar 50 AND my Adaptec 39320A SCSI card, working in conjunction to frustrate my life.

When I run 'small' tape jobs, things work fine. Catalog tapes, erase tapes, label tapes, etc. But, when I try to actually run a backup/duplicate job...

Event ID 9

I'm not the only one getting these, for sure. I am hoping that some of the 'fixes' I am finding online will help. If not, it will be time to open trouble tickets with Quantum, Adaptec, and maybe Symantec (using BE11d).

In the past few weeks, I was trying to get this hardware setup working with SCDPM with no luck. No one could help... not Microsoft... not Adaptec.

Now, I am seeing the same (or, at least, VERY similar) problems with BE11d. I will be tempted, once I get this thing working, to try out DPM again.

I will follow up with a post, should I actually find a resolution to this.

Monday, November 10, 2008

DPM a BUST

I have to, sadly, announce that DPM will not be used as part of our backup/DR solution. After working with Quantum and Microsoft for a couple of weeks, no one was able to get DPM and the Scalar 50 to play nicely together.

So, it's back to BackupExec 11d. In addition to using the tape library with BE11d, I will be exploring its D2D functions.

BUMMER!

P.S. If anyone has any tips on backing up virtual environments using BE11d, I would love to hear them.

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