crichardson wrote:I'm not confusing anything. I'm telling you that when Veeam leaves a tape in the drive, the tape drive is reporting to other backup applications that the drive is busy. Are you indicating this isn't the same as locked? Because as far as other applications are concerned, the drive is busy with another task even though nothing is being written or read from the tape.
Exact error from HPDP:
"Cannot load exchanger medium (Target drive is busy.)"
If HPDP is giving this message, in your experience, is the tape drive "locked" or is their just a tape in the drive?
Veeam and HPDP have their own media pools with their own media. HPDP tapes are foreign to Veeam and Veeam tapes are foreign to HPDP. All tapes lives in the same library with a single drive. IBM TS3100.
I'm not trying to be difficult. I'm looking for answers. I was pointed to this forum by Support. What information can I provide to receive assistance to resolve this issue?
Our Veeam and HPDP installations have lived side-by-side since Veeam first introduced tape support. It worked perfectly. We've never had an issue until now... But yet I'm being told by support that this is "the expected result" or that I'm doing something wrong...
I think the answer is 'no' just because of your workaround (I'm glad you've found it). If the drive really had been locked, 'eject' command wouldn't have worked.I guess the real question is: When another application sees the Tape Drive as “Busy”, does this mean the tape drive is “Locked”?
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