Has anyone had experience of adding LTO7 into a Windows Server 2008 R2 backup server?
We are upgrading our LTO6 to the LTO7 generation and I had a last minute thought back to when I had to use the MS hotfix to get the LTO6 to work with the native windows Driver:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2619836
I have researched around and found that there is now a hotfix for 2012/R2https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3095711
I found this in experts-exchange:https://www.experts-exchange.com/questi ... 008r2.html
For those without a subscription it says:
Microsoft is no longer supporting tape for backup. Period. Either the tape hardware vendor provides the drivers or the backup software does. If neither does, you're out of luck.
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The LTO driver that you got with the OS would work perfectly but you would have to force the OS to use it by hacking the .inf file with notepad. The actual driver doesn't change from generation to generation.
I will find it difficult/expensive to migrate to a backup server with 2012 R2 after asking our client to spend nearly £10K on two drives and media