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LTO5

Created: 27 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

Hi,

Our current disk to tape backup rates are running at a steady 1900MB/min, I was hoping to get a little more than this. We are using the BackupExec 3600 appliance (yes I know theres a seperate forum group for this but it doesn't seem very active so would rather it stays here).

I believe these are the BackupExec 3600 appliance specs:
2 x RAID 1 SSDs for the OS
4 x RAID5 7.5k for the dedupe
6 GB/seconds SAS host bus adapter

Our tape drive is a HP 1/8 GT Tape Autoloader connected directly into the SAS connection of the appliance.

Is there anything we can do to try and increase the speeds? Our preveious backup tape was a LTO4 connected to U320 SCSI and was sometimes not much slower than what we are running at the moment. Thanks

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pkh's picture

You can try tuning your tape drive.  See my article below

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/tuning-my-lto4-tape-drive

Although the article refers to a LTO4 tape drive, the principle is equally applicable to a LTO5 tape drive.