NetBackup media types on UNIX/Linux

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NetBackup media types on UNIX/Linux

NetBackup uses media types to differentiate the media that have different physical characteristics. Each media type may represent a specific physical media type; for example, NetBackup media type of 8MM, 8MM2, or 8MM3 can represent Sony AIT media.

The NetBackup media types are also known as Media Manager media types.

Table: NetBackup media types describes the NetBackup media types.

Table: NetBackup media types

Media type

Description

4MM

4MM cartridge tape

4MM_CLN

4MM cleaning tape

8MM

8MM cartridge tape

8MM_CLN

8MM cleaning tape

8MM2

8MM cartridge tape 2

8MM2_CLN

8MM cleaning tape 2

8MM3

8MM cartridge tape 3

8MM3_CLN

8MM cleaning tape 3

DLT

DLT cartridge tape

DLT_CLN

DLT cleaning tape

DLT2

DLT cartridge tape 2

DLT2_CLN

DLT cleaning tape 2

DLT3

DLT cartridge tape 3

DLT3_CLN

DLT cleaning tape 3

DTF

DTF cartridge tape

DTF_CLN

DTF cleaning tape

HCART

1/2 inch cartridge tape

HCART2

1/2 inch cartridge tape 2

HCART3

1/2 inch cartridge tape 3

HC_CLN

1/2 inch cleaning tape

HC2_CLN

1/2 inch cleaning tape 2

HC3_CLN

1/2 inch cleaning tape 3

QCART

1/4 inch cartridge tape

NetBackup writes media in a format that allows the position to be verified before appending new backups.

See Media formats on UNIX/Linux

See Alternate NetBackup media types on UNIX/Linux


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