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Veeam Logoby fate » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:59 am

Hey Guys,

it took me a week to get this tape libary running so I thought I would share it here:

Spectrelogic t50e + VEEAM + 2x IBM LTO 4 drives+ Windows server 2012 64bit

What you need:
VEEAM reg key:

IBM driver:
from here

Medium Changer Driver: (yes Spectrelogic says do not install it, I say you need it ) ... 154ad9f089

Do it in this exact order, otherwise it will not work.

Install IBM Tape driver:
simply unzip
rightclick on "non_exclusive.exe" make it compatibility windows 7 and run as admin!
double click non_exclusive.exe!

Device Manager sould now report one
"IBM Ultrium-HH6 SCSI Sequential Drive"
and one "LTO Tape Drive"
This is correct!

Install Libary driver:
download driver from Microsoft: (you can try using Windows update, but that always failed me :( )
you get a "" file
unpack it using 7zip.

Go to device Manger update driver and look for "unknown media changer" -> choose update driver -> select folder of extracted file
Should now report "Spectrelogic Media Changer"

do NOT use native scsi commands on "Spectre Pyton 2000 libary"
apply the regkey described in
because the Drives and the Changer were recognized as 3 separate things.

I used "Changer0=Tape0,Tape1" because I have 2 drives.

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Re: Backup to Spectra Logic T50e

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:36 pm

Hi fate,

Thanks for sharing – it’s highly appreciated! A side note, it seems you are using old version of the VBR ( v7?), please note that all the described issues (i.e. unknown medium changer support and failover to SCSI commands, tape library and drives being not correctly displayed in the UI) were fixed in latest versions of the product, so if you got a chance - please upgrade your VBR :wink:
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