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LTO-4 Tape Write Source Throughput Needs

I am looking to begin a tape backup regimen and am looking to keep data flowing to the tape drive in a sufficient manner (120+MBs target sustained) but cannot figure out how to do so without a ...
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Does IBM LTO4 HH can power up on RAID B120i or is it dead drive?

I've purchased IBM LTO4 HH in enclosure (SAS) as I do not have external SAS cable I wanted to use it from 5.25" bay, however when I tried to boot up from my MicroServer G8 (only spare server which I ...
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Quantum LTO-4 Drive fails with new tapes and need to be cleaned too often

I have a Quantum LTO-4 HH Original Drive, and recently i'm getting a lot of problems with tapes. For a long time every 3-5 tapes, the drive asks me for a cleaning tape, but lately the drive needs to ...
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Why is this LTO4 Tape-drive not working

# modprobe mptsas # dmesg [ 4274.796796] scsi target7:0:0: mptsas: ioc1: delete device: fw_channel 0, fw_id 0, phy 0, sas_addr 0x50050763124b29ac [ 4274.939579] mptsas 0000:01:00.0: PCI INT A ...
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Linux LTO-4/5/6 Hardware AES Drive Encryption

For a number of reasons I have been trying to find a way to encrypt my backup tapes. I'm currently running Bacula for my backups and it's support for Drive based encryption is I have to call a script ...
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LTO-4 Tape Physical Storage [closed]

We have moved to an LTO-4 tape backup system. It works great and now we have a stack of physical tapes lying around that need to be stored and ultimately secured. I was curious what options exist ...
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Dell PowerVault LTO4-120 Drive displays Error “6” on the drive display

My newly installed dell PowerVault LTO4-120 Drive (in a PowerEdge T300/Server 2008R2) displays a code "6" and the exclamation indicator is lit up. What do these mean, and how can I fix them?
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I-Series Daily Backup

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 ...
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Slow LTO4 tape drive

EDIT UPDATE: for others seeing this thread. For me the issue was the scsi card itself for some reason. I replaced the Adaptec with an LSI and it works great now Regardless of if I'm backing up the ...
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Odd problem with Backup Exec - 427 GB of Data filling an 800 Gig Tape

We are currently trying to diagnose an ongoing issue with a clients backup in Backup Exec. They have an LTO4 Drive that they are backing up to. When they backup it fills the tape (which has a capacity ...
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Remote Storage Service: Can only select “Removable Media” as media type

I'm trying to set up a Windows Server 2003 Remote Storage Server with a bunch of LTO4 tapes and an HP 1840 LTO4 drive. I understand the theory behind it (transparently archive older files from a ...
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LTO-4 tape shelf life estimation?

LTO tapes, Maxell in this case, are often marketed as having 30 years or more shelf life when stored under "optimal conditions" Is there a way to get a good estimation to the shelf life, given ...
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What LTO 4 drive to buy [closed]

Evan Anderson mentioned in another solution you could buy a LTO-4 (autoloader, 1 tape / day) - $4,566.00 (the discussion included total cost of tapes for a specific rotation.) but I don't know ...
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writing LTO-3 tapes with a LTO-4 drive

Apparently LTO-4 drives can both read and write LTO-3 tapes. Are these tapes fully compatible with LTO-3 drives? I'm interested in real life experience more than theoretical vendor-touted ...