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How to Set up your Tape Drive for use with BackupAssist
  • The system with the Seagate STT20000A tape drive and Veritas Backup Exec went 'south'. A new CPU and Hard Disk was installed with the Seagate Tape drive still on the IDE/ATAPI cable. The system was rebuilt with W98SE and is now up and running and the tape drive device was recognized by 'CONTROL PANEL/SYSTEM'! (Proper Drivers installed???).
  • Many products including Veritas BackupExec, CA Arcserve and Yosemite Tapeware will actually uninstall the standard Windows drivers for your tape drive, and install their own. This prevents other software from working.
  • Win32TapeDrive returns Provider Failure when using VERITAS Tape Driver in Win2K Summary. Problem: Win32TapeDrive returns provider failure when using Veritas tape driver in Win2K Steps: 1. Install VERITAS Tape Driver 2. Launch wbemtest 3. Connect to root cimv2 4. Enter 'select. from Win32TapeDrive' Result: Provider Failure.


Important Notice

If you are using Veritas BackupExec or Veritas NetBackup you should use the device driver that came with your software backup package. WinNT Device driver to allow use of DLTtape Tape Drives with Windows NT 4.0 running on Intel x86 platforms. We purchased a PERC 4e/DC PCIe card, because our old SCSI card was PCI and wouldn't work with the new servers. I have a PowerVault 220S on the first channel, and the tape drive on the second. Initially, the tape drive wasn't detected at all. I installed the BE software first, which may have caused the problem; I don't know.

The information and instructions contained within this document are specific to BackupAssist v3.x.x. While some of this information will be valid for other versions of BackupAssist we do not support the application of any steps or suggestions on versions other than v3.x.x


BackupAssist will use any standalone tape drive that is supported by the Windows operating system.

This White Paper explains how to ensure that BackupAssist will run with your hardware.


Other Backup Software

If other backup software products are installed, they may prevent BackupAssist from working. Many products including Veritas BackupExec, CA Arcserve and Yosemite Tapeware will actually uninstall the standard Windows drivers for your tape drive, and install their own. This prevents other software from working. Please uninstall these products before using BackupAssist.

Installing the Windows Drivers

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Most tape drives will be automatically detected by Windows and installed. However, you should also ensure that the latest versions of the drivers are installed - most tape drives come with a CD of Windows Drivers. Please install these drivers from this CD. Alternatively, you can download the latest versions of the drivers from the manufacturer's websites.

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Verify Your Setup

To verify your setup, check that your tape drive is listed in the Device Manager by following these instructions.

Please note: The screenshots were created on Windows XP, and vary slightly across operating systems.

  1. Go into Control Panel > System
  2. Click the Device Manager button on the Hardware tab, as shown.
  3. Expand the Tape drives tree to show your tape drive
  4. Right click on the tape drive and select Properties. You will see a window that should state that your tape drive is working properly.

Ensure Your Tape Drive Is Enabled

The next step is to enable your tape drive. Some software packages will disable your tape drive, so following these steps will enable it again.
  1. Go into Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management
  2. Expand the tree called Storage > Removable Storage > Libraries. Your tape drive will now be visible, as shown in the screenshot below.
  3. Right click on the tape drive, and select Properties. Ensure the Enable drive checkbox is checked, as shown in the screenshot below.

Run Windows Backup

The final step is to run the Windows Backup program and ensure that your tape drive is detected.
  1. Do this by going to the Start Menu > Accessories > System Tools > Backup
  2. If the Backup or Restore Wizard appears, click on Advanced Mode as shown below.
  3. Click the Backup tab as shown below, and under Backup destination, your tape drive format should appear. In the example, a DDS 3 tape drive has been installed, so the Backup destination is 4mm DDS.
  4. Setting Up BackupAssist

    Now that you have confirmed that your tape drive is working, BackupAssist should automatically detect your hardware.

    Under the Options tab, the Device and Media pool settings should be automatically detected. Simply click the down arrow for each drop down list, and your hardware will be detected and listed.

TexecomPro App

TexecomPro is a free app, providing Texecom Registered Installers access to technical product information.

Download the app and login using your existing Texecom Registered Installer login credentials.

Premier Elite Firmware

For use with a PC and the Premier Flasher Interface


The Premier Elite Flasher Interface can be used to update the Premier Elite Control Panels firmware, allowing additional features and functions to be added to existing systems.

Wintex Software


Texecom’s user-friendly Windows™ based software, designed for use with the Premier Elite Series of control panels, provides complete upload/download and systems diagnostics for total control and flexibility. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Current software version: 7.2.2

Ricochet Monitor Software


Provides greater diagnostics and configuration control over wireless system setup than ever before. Delivers device status and attribute selection with real-time graphical representation of mesh-network wireless systems.

Current software version: 2.18.10

EN Calculator Software


Compatible with Texecom’s full range of control panels, the EN Calculator calculates current drawn from required peripheral products, and indicates whether the system will meet the battery standby times and maximum alarm current requirements stipulated under EN 50131-1.

Montex Software


Software based alarm receiver interface for connecting with Premier ComIP alarm signalling equipment. Supports fast format, contact ID and SIA communication protocols. Manages received polling information for each monitored site.

Texbase Software


Texbase is an alarm management software package designed for use in conjunction with the Premier Elite Com IP and Montex software, ideally suited to installers who wish to individually monitor their installed security systems for specific alarm signals. Texbase is event selectable, features include printable reports, detailed account history and alarm status emailing.

Veritas UDL Software


The Veritas R8 Plus and Veritas Excel both support local uploading and downloading from a PC running Veritas UDL Software.

Uploading and downloading can be used to program and interrogate the control panel.

Premier Elite ComPort+


Plug-on PCB that converts the on-board digital communicator connector on Premier Elite control panels* into serial communications port ComPort 3**.
This adaptor, when used in conjunction with Premier Elite V3.00 firmware or above, allows three serial communication ports to be used simultaneously for use with compatible products.
Available in a pack of 5 adaptors.
*Except the Premier Elite 640, which has three serial communicator ports as standard
**When fitted with a ComPort+, the onboard digital communicator cannot be used

Premier Elite TTLCom


  • Converts network signals to TTL, and vice versa.
  • Compatible with Premier and Premier Elite control systems
  • Interfaces with any fibre optic modem that operate full duplex 5V TTL signal inputs

Premier Elite USB-Com

USB interface connector for connection between control panel and PC, enabling local upload/download.

Premier Elite USB Modem

Designed specifically for use with Wintex UDL software and a PC to allow trouble free uploading/downloading with Premier Series and Premier International Series control panels.

Premier Elite PC-Com

Serial interface connector for connection between control panel and PC, enabling local upload/download.

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