Backup Can Select Only the First of Two Identical Tape Drives

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When you have a Windows 2000-based computer with two or more identical tape devices, you cannot select the specific drive to use with Backup. You can select only the media type.


Removable Storage Management (RSM) in Windows 2000 allows applications to use the first available drive that supports the selected media type or to specify which drive number (IE: \\.\tape#) to use. NTBackup does not support specifying the drive number. It always uses the first available drive.


Article ID: 204833 - Last Review: October 11, 2013 - Revision: 3.2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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