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Mapping a tape drive

  1. #1


    microsvc Guest

    Mapping a tape drive

    I need to map a tape drive in Vista because the backup app only reads devices
    that have a drive letter. How may I do this? Thanks!

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  2. #2


    David H. Lipman Guest

    Re: Mapping a tape drive

    From: "microsvc" <microsvc@xxxxxx>

    | I need to map a tape drive in Vista because the backup app only reads devices
    | that have a drive letter. How may I do this? Thanks!

    You don't. Tape drives are not assigned drive letters.
    A "good" backup application should be able to detect a tape drive from the Registry.

    What is your tape drive and type and what is your un-named backup software ?

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  3. #3


    microsvc Guest

    Re: Mapping a tape drive

    Thanks for your reply. I have an external USB drive and using PCBackup from
    Stompsoft (formally Veritas BackupExec), compatable with vista.



    "David H. Lipman" wrote:

    > From: "microsvc" <microsvc@xxxxxx>
    >
    > | I need to map a tape drive in Vista because the backup app only reads devices
    > | that have a drive letter. How may I do this? Thanks!
    >
    > You don't. Tape drives are not assigned drive letters.
    > A "good" backup application should be able to detect a tape drive from the Registry.
    >
    > What is your tape drive and type and what is your un-named backup software ?
    >
    > --
    > Dave
    > http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    > Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp
    >
    >
    >

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  4. #4


    David H. Lipman Guest

    Re: Mapping a tape drive

    From: "microsvc" <microsvc@xxxxxx>

    | Thanks for your reply. I have an external USB drive and using PCBackup from
    | Stompsoft (formally Veritas BackupExec), compatable with vista.
    |

    You'd have to find out if the un-named external USB tape drive is compantible with PCBackup
    from
    Stompsoft.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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  5. #5


    Cameron Snyder Guest

    Re: Mapping a tape drive

    Seems like if proper drivers were installed for your device then it would be
    recognized as an external storage device and receive a drive letter
    automatically when you plugged it in.

    go to control panel/administrative tools/computer management/disk tools to
    see if the device is listed and you can then assign a letter if it lacks
    one.

    Look in control panel/device manager is the device listed and not properly
    setup? (exclamation point displayed next to it).

    "microsvc" <microsvc@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:36927932-58C2-4631-ABE0-C42062B57CFA@xxxxxx

    >I need to map a tape drive in Vista because the backup app only reads
    >devices
    > that have a drive letter. How may I do this? Thanks!

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  6. #6


    David H. Lipman Guest

    Re: Mapping a tape drive

    From: "Cameron Snyder" <dntbther@xxxxxx>

    | Seems like if proper drivers were installed for your device then it would be
    | recognized as an external storage device and receive a drive letter
    | automatically when you plugged it in.
    |

    < snip >

    Tape drives are sequential data devices and are NOT assigned drive letters.

    Random-Read/Random-Write devices are assigned dive letters.

    --
    Dave
    http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
    Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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