LTO-3 to LTO-5 migration
We have several hundred LTO-3 tapes that we would like to migrate to newer tape technology to replace old media as well as reduce the physical space needed for storage. We have several Dell ML6000 units with a mix of servers running BE 12d and BE 2010. The ML6000 units have a mix of LTO 3/4/5 drives. Tapes were written using NDMP.
Can I do a tape to tape migration of data from LTO3 to LTO5 without having to restore the LTO-3 data to the storage array and then re-write back to LTO-5? If so, what is the proper procedure to follow?