Tapes are used by a tape backup machine.

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Encrypt backups with GPG to multiple tapes

Currently, I use tar to write my backups (ntbackup files) to a tape drive fed by an autoloader. Ex: tar -F /root/advancetape -cvf /dev/st0 *.bkf (/root/advancetape just has the logic to advance to ...
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tape changers on Centos 6 enter flurry of activity upon boot, at udev start

I have two tape-changer robots (Quantum Superloader 3), one with parallel SCSI connectivity, the other with SAS. They were connected to a Centos 5 server, and boot would proceed normally. They are ...
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How get the label of the currently inserted tape?

I would like to design a debug script that outputs the Bacula's label of the tape currently inserted in the tape loaders and to send the result into Opsview if required. should those be mounted or ...
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StorageTek SL500 Serial Number from Netbackup

I have a Sun StorageTek SL500 tape library that I need to put in a service call, but don't have the serial number handy. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the serial number for the library ...
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IBM TS 3310 upgrade firmware

Am I allowed to upgrade firmware (by self) for tape library IBM TS 3310 which service support contract has been finished?
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BackupExec 10d crashing 2k3 server

There are two weeks now since I'm doing repository-like backup, because BE10d is crashing the file server. The computer is a NEC Express 5800, 2xXeon, 1 GB RAM, 4 SCSI drives in RAID 5 w/ spare, one ...
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arcserve brightstor 11 next tape email

Is there anyway of getting brightstor 11 to email out to a group of users when a new tape is required for a backup job (ie when the backup on a particular day spans over multiple tapes). At the moment ...
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Hard Disk based storage library

We have a Tandberg T24 tape device to handle all of our long term backups right now. We decided that we're not backing up nearly everything that we would like to and that we still have a lot of ...
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File system that mounts a set of exchangeable media as single file system and handles media changes transparently

I'd like to build a DVD library (probably later to become a tape library) with a home-built robot that moves media between a store area (i.e. the 'shelves' where the physical DVDs are kept) and the ...
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Accessing tapes at the Windows Server 2008 R2 with NTBackup backups

Does anyone know any solution how to access tapes at the Windows Server 2008 R2, tapes written with NTBackup from earlier Windows versions ??? I appreciate free or low cost solution to access such ...
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Determining LTO Cleaning Tape Expiration?

I have some LTO tape drives, and use cleaning tapes as required, but the lifetime of the cleaning tapes is not as predictable as I would have expected. I'm looking for a way to query the system, ...
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Pre-labelled LTO-6/LTFS tape numbers- Are the tape numbers stored somewhere on the tape?

I have some Fujifilm LTO-6 tapes which come labelled with tape numbers. I'm writing a script and I would like to assign a variable from the tape number. Is this information stored anywhere on the tape?...
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LTO3 tape read only on a LTO3 tape driver (write lock unlocked)

I've installed on win2003 a tape drive (IBM 25R0012) with the latest drivers available The tape is functioning correctly (according to the "Device Manager"), however when I insert a new tape (i use ...
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Where to find infos about functions and opportunities for backup / archive systems

we are thinking about building an archive system (>1PB) to store video-files. Probably this complex system will be assemble by different technologies and sub-systems. But one decisively point will be ...
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HP MSL2024 not auto changing tapes using Ultrabac 9.2.2

I am using Ultrabac 9.2.2 to run backup sets to a one drive HP MSL2024 tape library. It's currently connected via SAS 3Gbs to a HP Proliant DL380G6 running Server 2008 R2. I have the drivers from HP ...
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HP P212 RAID + Tape Library = Kernel Panic

I have a HP DL320e g8 v2 server running CentOS 7.1 (kernel 3.10.0-229.4.2.el7.x86_64). The onboard B120i SmartArray was disabled, and a PCI-Express P212 SAS HBA was installed with two identical 3TB ...
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Debian - Persistent tape binding

I have a problem, whenever the library is rebooted, a cartdrige is mounted, or any operation, Linux is changing path for library, making it unavailable to automate backup procesing, it is even worst ...
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Backing up VMs to a tape drive

I've got myself one of these fancy tape drives, HP LTO2 with 200/400 GB cartridges. The st driver reports it like this: scsi 1:0:0:0: Sequential-Access HP Ultrium 2-SCSI T65D I can ...
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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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System Center 2012 R2 DPM loading tapes from library out of order

I have a System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager (DPM) configured and working properly. The server has a SAS Tape Library with 24 tapes, and the DPM shows all tapes. But when a backup to tape ...
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Quantum Scalar i80 - I see the tape drive, but not changer

I have a Quantum Scalar i80 connected via SAS to a CentOS 6 server. When I look in /proc/scsi/scsi, I see the tape drive, but I don't see the changer. From /proc/scsi/scsi: Host: scsi8 Channel: 00 ...
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mt reports “drive offline” but tape is in drive

Strange behaviour with mt on Sparc Solaris 10. After issuing mt -f /dev/rmt/0 offline I see that tape is still in drive. But now I cannot do anything with that tape until I unload it manually from ...
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Superloader3 and IBM ServRAID-7K

I have a new to me Quantum Superloader3, LTO-4 SCSI Tape library. I have it connected to my IBM X346's External Scsi connection. My system see the tapes but it does not see the MediaChanger's ...
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Dell NetVault Backup with TL1000 can eject media after job?

I have installed a Server (Windows Server 2008 R2) with a Dell TL1000 tape library (8 tapes) (SAS connected to HBA). The software Dell NetVault is installed, configured, and working properly. It's ...
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Unexpected EOF write error

We have a Sun Solaris 10 server that is failing to backup using tar to write to tape. tar cEf /dev/rmt/0cn . The complete error is tar: write error: unexpected EOF tar error code 2 The ...
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Network tape devices for backing up from server 2012 virtual machine

Are there any network attached tape devices available to allow us to get data from a server 2012 R2 VM on hyper-V backed-up onto tape? First problem is that server 2012 doesn't support backup to tape,...