DLT and WinXP Pro

Scott Davis
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM

I use this command under 2003 server:

rsm eject /lf"DLT"
... and it works fine. Spits the tape out find the Compaq 40/80 GB drive
-- no probs.

I issue the same command to the same hardware, under WinXP PRO and
apparently it wants more arguments. WTF? I'm done arguing. I just
want to eject the damned tape. *grin*

Okay, let's get a little more specific:

The hardware is an HP d530 Desktop, Running WinXP Pro. I stuffed an
Adaptec 39160 controller into it -- and attached the DLT40/80 after I
drilled some holes to physically attach it.

"additional arguments required."

What additional requirements? Under 2003 server, the RSM knows to spit
the tape out.

What is the solution?

At the end of the day -- my backups operate fine. If my user has to
press the button, wait, and then flip the handle--that's how it'll be done.

This absurd non-descript error message is annoying -- and inappropriate..

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DLT and WinXP Pro