[Veritas-bu] Windows 2003 Media Server
morms at es.com
Thu Apr 1 09:49:52 CST 2004
I am running a Windows 2003 master server.
I was told by HP that there was a known issue with 2003 RSM that
Microsoft was not going to fix until SP1. The HP Engineer said that
even if you disable RSM, it will continue to intermittently ping the
removable storage devices (tape drives) for their status. I was told
that every time the system was rebooted, I would have to enable RSM,
stop it and then disable it again to prevent this from happening. I
asked for an official advisory on it but HP said that they did not have
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Subject: [Veritas-bu] Windows 2003 Media Server
Our environment consists of an AIX master server running NB 4.5 FP5, 6
Windows 2000 media servers and a hundred and fifty various clients.
We are having all kinds of problems with Windows 2003/Media Server using
SSO. I even purchased the Qlogic card recommended by Veritas, loaded
the appropriate drivers, but backups and duplicates always fail with
"resource is busy" errors. It appears that Windows 2003 randomly grabs
the 9840 tape drives which are attached to a SAN along with all of the
media severs and master server. This interrupts the backup or dupe with
the resource busy error which then causes the backup to fail. I've had
an open cases with Veritas, Microsoft and Qlogic for 6 months.
Even if all of the drives are deleted from Veritas on the 2003 media
server it still causes the same error, which leads me to believe this is
more of a Windows 2003 issue.
Does anybody have a 2003 media server using SSO running with no issues?
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