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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.