I'm trying to get Veeam B&R7 working with a brand new Dell ML6010 tape library connected to a Server 2008 R2 server, and running into some issues. I also attempted on a Server 2012 machine previously, but reverted to Server 2008 R2 hoping that I would have better luck.
Dell support tells me that Server 2008R2/2012 use the default "Unknown Medium Changer" driver for the ML6010, and there is no vendor driver. However, Veeam support tells me that the default "Unknown Medium Changer" driver is unsupported as a tape target with B&R7.
The tape driver and the Dell 6Gbps SAS driver both look fine in Device Manager. I have 32 tapes loaded in the Dell library, however Veeam only reports 1 empty tape.
Here's what I've tried so far:
- -Installed the ML6000 driver Dell ML6000 Tape Library as the medium changer from ftp://ftp.dell.com/Pages/Drivers/powervault-ml6010.html. The driver fails with the error: "The device cannot start. (Code 10)"
-Installed the Dell provided tape driver
-Updated the tape library to latest rev of firmware
-Updated Veeam v7 with all the latest patches
Does anyone have any suggestions or know if the ML6010 library is supported / unsupported with Veeam currently?