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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.

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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
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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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