Friday, March 19, 2010

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Windows No Longer Supports Tape Backup | Removable Storage Manager No Longer Available As Of Windows 7 And Server 2008 R2

After being reduced to an optional component in previous releases of the Windows and Windows Server operating systems, Removable Storage Manager (RSM) has been removed. Windows Backup no longer supports writing directly to sequential (tape) backup devices so RSM is no longer required. Third-party backup software does not use RSM, but manages backup device objects directly.

Removable Storage Manager (RSM) facilitates communication among applications, robotic changers, and media libraries. It enables multiple applications to share local robotic media libraries and tape or disk drives, and manage removable media within a single-server system. A group of libraries, drives, and media that are managed by RSM is called an RSM system. RSM can help you create an application that makes effective use of the media resources in an RSM system.
The Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) contains information about RSM that is tailored for developers creating RSM client applications. There is additional information in the Windows Resource Kit about administrative aspects of RSM. To understand how to utilize RSM within your application and design a good user experience, please refer to the Resource Kit.
Backup made on windows 2000 machine using ntbackup.exe. will no longer supported by Windows 7 machine and any one trying to restore older files using  ntbackup.exe can not succeed as this feature not available for Windows 7.

Upgrading to Windows 7 can simply not require one to abandon years of backups made by Microsoft's NtBackup! Microsoft should have to pay for people having to purchase a 3rd party backup software to accomidate this.

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