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KMS encryption done by LTO4 drive can be restore with LTO5 drive?

Created: 13 Jul 2012 | 3 comments

I have one setup with LTO4 drive running with netbackup The backup uses KMS encryption. Now i have request to send the tape to different location and restore it there. The issue is that the drive there are LTO5. Is it possible to do that?

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RahulG's picture

yes you can restore it , should not be an issue . 

NetBackup 6.5 Hardware

Pages 214-215 seem to indicate LTO5's require 6.5.6 or later


NetBackup 7.x Hardware

Pages 162-163 seem to indicate LTO5's require 7.0.1 or later

Apurva_Kumar's picture

Thanks Rahul

I saw that as per the hardware compactibility it will work. I wanted to know that any one has done this and what was the result.

RahulG's picture

If its there in compatibility list it has been tested and it should work as expected , if its not working then you may log support case for the issue.