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Our office uses a Dell PowerEdge 2400 server running Windows 2000 server, with a Benchmark DLT tape drive for backup.

Two days ago the DLT stopped doing backups, which we discovered this morning. Normally that means it's just time to switch tapes, but this was after an abnormally short time period, only a week or so when usually it's good for about 6 weeks. And none of the three tapes was recognized by the Backup Wizard or by the Windows computer management system.

The drive itself is at least partially operable; it does some winding of the tapes when they're loaded, but we mess with the thing so infrequently that I have no idea how far from normal it's behaving. I'm still thinking this sounds like a hardware failure, but really that's just a guess. Please help!!
 
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