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Windows 7: Tape Backup Support

02 Aug 2009   #1

Windows Vista
Tape Backup Support

Does Windows 7 support tape backup hardware? Software? I have a home built machine that has a Sony Tape Drive on a SCSI chain. It was supported on Windows XP but Vista does not support tape backup. Thanks for any help or advice.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

Windows 7 have removed Removable Storage Manager (RSM) service from Windows 7
Microsoft say "You can use RSM to manage online libraries (such as changers and jukeboxes) and track removable tapes and disks."
This means Windows NT Backup for Windows 7 and Server 2008 OS no longer included intergrated support for Tape Drives
The way around this for Server 2008 is to install Nortons Backup Exec
For Windows 7 , It seems the only tool I found that support this is Uranium Backup: software backup Tape, SQL Server, NAS, DVD, Zip, FTP and >> BackupAssist Backup Software - backup software for Windows servers, tape backup software, exchange server backup, sql server backup, internet Rsync backup, image backup but so far no free softeware
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jan 2010   #3

Windows Vista

Thanks ... I have tried Uranium Backup and it seems to be a good program. However, it does not support multiple tape backups and they do not have plans to add this in future releases at this time.
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