DLT and XP Pro



Scott Davis
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
Folks,

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.

RSM EJECT /LF"DLT"
reports:
"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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Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 03:03 AM
If it works with server 2003,then why not add server rktools to xp,you can
download from microsoft.

"Scott Davis" wrote:

> Folks,
>
> 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.
>
> RSM EJECT /LF"DLT"
> reports:
> "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..
>
> --
> ====================================================
> Scott Davis, 45 Dunfield Av, Unit 2117
> Self-Employed Toronto, ON, Canada, M4S 2H4
> Tech Consultant Mobile. (416) 432-4334
> The IP addrs I use to post all UseNet:
> 66.207.215.240/29
> ====================================================
>


DLT and XP Pro