I have just purchased a new tape drive that is not a library system. (Long story) It is a LTO4 and we would like to back up 2 days on one tape. Is this possible? The new system we ordered will not allow us to add our older tape drive without massive costs.
Yes, either run two different CL programs to run your backups or somehow determine which day you don't want to eject the tape. At least that is how I understand it. I usually just do one tape per day anyway.
LTO4 is rated at 800GB per cartridge.
You can get a rough approximation of your backup size by checking the ASP used with the
The machine I pulled that information from performs a full backup nightly to LTO4.
Whatever backup method you use be sure to specify