This is my first question to the list.
I am new to backup area.
My query is as follows.
Currently I am using NetVault client 'Version 8.53 Build 4 Release R2011JAN25-HALO' on my Fedora Core 13 machine.
Using nvgui I am scheduling a backup job by connecting to the NDMP server on my test machine (say a.b.c.d). This test machine also have a standalone tape drive "IBM ULT3580-TD1 25D4 6811304109" attached to it.
However, when I submit a new backup job, in the 'job management' window I can only see "Waiting for media" status and the job never proceeds.
I checked the current stage of NDMP server which is listening on a.b.c.d:10000. It is waiting in a poll() call expecting some input from the client (NetVault).
Does anybody know cause of this status message and whether I need to do any extra configuration on NetVault or on my NDMP server or to tape?
Before starting the backup job I had checked the status of tape using the command :
$ mt -t /dev/nst0 status
and it showed me :
BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN
Can anybody please help me in resolving this?