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VERITAS Backup Exec does not accept tapes

VERITAS Backup Exec 8.60 Rv 3878 does not accept brand new Sony SDX3-100C tapes using a Compaq AIT 50 GB tape drive. I want to introduce new tapes to an ancient backup system as described above on a ...
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NTBackup fails, claims hardware failure or permission issue, but all hardware replaced

We have a server running incremental backups four times a week, and full backups once a week. It has been reporting hardware errors, intermittently but more frequently as of late: Error: The device ...
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Exabyte tape drive conversion to hard drive

I've never used tape drives before. For work I have to transfer some data from old Exabyte cassettes to a hard drive using an Exabyte tape drive reader. I don't have more information than this at the ...
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What fiber PCI-E card to buy? HP BL532A MSL4048 1 LTO-5 ULTRIUM 3280 FC 48-SLOT TAPE LIBRARY [closed]

I bought a HP BL532A MSL4048 1 LTO-5 ULTRIUM 3280 FC 48-SLOT TAPE LIBRARY I have a few quick questions: What is the best fiber card to buy for this unit? Can I buy a quad port fiber card and use 1 ...
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Internal LTO tape drive becomes hot

We use an internal LTO3 tape drive (HP Ultrium 920) in a PC (no particular server hardware) running Linux. The tape drive becomes quite hot - I don't have the exact temperature, but you may touch it ...
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boot IBM p series 650 from 3580-L23 LTO-2 tape

We have a p series 650 that has a dds4 tape drive built-in. In the past, recover has been as simple as putting a mksysb tape into the drive and booting the machine. During boot, the machine detects ...
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Tape restore giving error incorrect block size - Win2k8

I'm trying to restore from tape and I am getting an error of incorrect block size. The software I used to backup is called BackupAssist and their support hasnt been the greatest. One weird thing I ...
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Small Business (70GB) Backup Solutions

I'm helping out a small business with their IT needs and a few questions have been raised over the quality/dependability of their backup system. Currently they have two servers in use with one ...
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495 views

Resolve error “Required Media Missing” for tape backup

I just recently bought 8 brand new tapes for the purposes of backing up my data to tape drives. I put in one of the brand new tapes in the drive and opened up Backup Utility because this is the ...
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Windows Backup job fails

I currently have a server configuration that allows me to schedule backup jobs and copy the specified folders to tape backup on 4MM DDS tapes. Unfortunately this is my first experience with tape ...
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How do you monitor the performance of a character device (e.g. tape drive)?

There are many ways to monitor block device performance: dstat and iostat, heck, even sar will give you data on block device I/O rates. Unfortunately, I don't know of any good spur-of-the-moment ...
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tar file modified bit (am I being BS'd to?)

I'm working on a project where I'll be using tar to incrementally backup data on a server to a number of tapes. According to a senior co-worker of mine, tar will "set special flags on files so that ...
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Server tape backup solutions?

Our server is now setup to run a basic Domain. Our other (older) samba server uses an Iomega Internal REV tape drive for backups. There is an advantage to installing another tape drive the same into ...
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Backup alternative to tape - inexpensive SAN? [closed]

I'm pricing SANs and the cheapest I can find are 36k; we're limited in our department to 25k in purchases before they go for approval. I'd love to get rid of tape backup, as they are cumbersome and ...
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Tape Storage - How do I setup a tape backup system for use with my NAS

I currently have a QNAP NAS with a raid 5 config (~600gb storage) but don't have a reliable backup solution. I've heard great things about tape backup systems (reliability, durability, etc..). How ...
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956 views

Compatibility of ESX 4 and LTO 3 with LSI2032 Dell Power Edge

does anybody know something about the compatibility of an LTO 3 Tapedrive (PV HH LTO 3 400GB) attached to an LSI2032 SCSI-Controller? These devices are added to an Dell PowerEdge T610 Server which is ...
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VMWare ESX/i 4 SCSI Tape?

Has anyone successfully used SCSI mapping to present a SCSI tape drive to a VM for backup purposes? My servers do not support VMDirectIO (VT-d), so I can't present the PCI device to the VM, and my ...