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Which tape format should i choose for new bar code rule

Created: 22 Apr 2013 | 4 comments

got LTO5 tapes,

when i want to create a new bar code rule, i see a list of available formats like DTL, 4mm, 8mm, 1/2 inch, 1/4 inch, etc.... but no LTO5 format,

what should i choose ? or can i add more media formats ?

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mph999's picture

You can use any you want, just dont use one you are currently using.

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
mph999's picture

You can use any you want, just dont use one you are currently using.
They have no technical meaning, only that a tape of density xx will only be allowed to use a drive of the same density.

You can use 4mm if you like, it will have no effect on tape performance or capacity.

It is not posible to add, delete, or change the available densities. I do not believe that there are any plans for Symantec to add new ones.

Martin

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
Marianne's picture

What is the density of your tape drives?

If you used the device wizard then NBU has probably chosen hcart2?

The media density that you choose must match the drive density. 

NBU will only mount media in a drive if the densities match. 
Check that STU density matches as well!

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