While most of the
information appearing on the General tab for a robotic library's
properties dialog box is for viewing only, you can use this dialog
to rename your robotic library, and to change its status.
To view general properties of a robotic
On the navigation bar,
Expand the server icon in
the tree view, and then click Robotic
Select the robotic
In the task pane, under
General Tasks, click Properties.
On the Library Properties
dialog box, click General.
The General tab provides
the following information:
Name of the robotic library. You can rename the device by typing
a new name in this field.
The following statuses are available:
Pause. Select this check box to pause the device, and then click
Enable. Select this check box in order for Backup Exec to use
this device. Clear this check box to disable the device, and allow
it to be available for other applications. If the box is clear, the
device is disabled, and cannot be used by Backup Exec. After
changing the option, click OK.
Online. If the device is online, the check box appears dimmed
with a check mark. If the device is offline, the check box is
available, with no check mark. To bring the device online, check
Online. No operations are
allowed on the device until it is online again.
The device is displayed as offline if the
The device was turned off after Backup Exec was started.
The device was being used by another application (such as a
Windows backup utility) when Backup Exec was started.
The device is removed from the computer.
A tape drive failure occurred.
A tape is stuck in the drive.
The firmware of the device was updated; Backup Exec behaves as
if the device with its old name or identity no longer
To put the device online, try the following:
Check to make sure the device has power and that cables are
properly attached. Turn on the device and restart the server, or
stop and restart the Backup Exec services.
Stop the utility that is using the device, and then reboot the
server, or stop and restart the Backup Exec services.
If the device firmware has changed, delete the device and
restart Backup Exec services. After the device appears with its new
firmware identity, retarget all jobs that were using the old device
name to the new device name.
Name of the vendor of the robotic library.
Product ID from the SCSI Inquiry string.
Version of the firmware used in the device.
Manufacturer and model number of the robotic library.
Date in service
Date this device was first detected by Backup Exec.