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How long \times is it safe to use a new LTO4 tape?

Created: 19 Nov 2012 • Updated: 11 Feb 2013 | 1 comment
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How long \times is it safe to use a new LTO4 tape along with BE and GRT backups?

I know its not the correct forum to place this question, however would be good to know

what other backup admins are following?

Thanks in Advance

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VJware's picture

There is no definite answer to this one..depends upon multiple factors..on the vendor's site, there is usually a durability lifespan which gives an estimate...I think, when you notice a performance hit such as throughput, multiple hard read/write errors etc, that might be a good time to change the tape..