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Suppose you have a tape library with a LTO4 tape drive and a LTO5 tape drive and you have both LTO4 and LTO5 tapes in the library.  As you are aware, LTO4 tape drive cannot read/write LTO5 tapes.   How do you tell BE not to put a LTO5 tape into the ...
Article by pkh | 26 May 2012 | 2 comments
When you click on the Media tab and then click on a tape media, you will see a screen which looks like this   Let's look at some of the more interesting information and what you should do with them. Creation Date (first ...
Article by pkh | 09 Feb 2012 | 0 comments
Question: Why is my job not appending data to my tapes?   Answer:  There are a couple of reasons why jobs do not append data to tapes.   1) The job is set to overwrite.   To append data to tapes, the job must be ...
Article by pkh | 14 May 2012 | 4 comments
This part 3 silent video shows the test using True Image backup which is part of ADBO. Please make sure to watch first two parts in this video series Must do full backup ...
Video by pkh | 13 Oct 2011 | 0 comments
This Part 2 silent video shows the test using the modified time method. Please make sure to watch  the first video Must do full backup after modifying the selection list - Part ...
Video by pkh | 13 Oct 2011 | 0 comments
I have captured a series of   silent videos to put to rest any lingering doubts as to whether this rule is true.  The videos are on the fast side, but you should pay attention to ...
Video by pkh | 13 Oct 2011 | 0 comments
If you are using barcode labels and a HP tape library, you might be interested in the attached document from HP.   In particular, on page 11, there is a table which specify which suffix denotes which kind of tape. Tape_Barcode_Requirements.pdf ...
Blog Entry by pkh | 04 Jun 2011 | 0 comments
The only reason I can think of for using partitions in a tape library is to force BE to write to a particular tape or to a particular set of tapes.  This is a desirable outcome for some organizations.  However, this comes at a price.  When more tapes are ...
Blog Entry by pkh | 03 Dec 2010 | 6 comments
When your backup job failed with an error message, "Unable to connect to resource .....", you should expand the job log by clicking on the Expand All button and examining each of the resource that was backed up.  Do not rely on the resource ...
Blog Entry by pkh | 30 Nov 2010 | 0 comments
BE comes with a commandline line applet called BEMCMD.  This program is located in the BE installation directory, along with it manual.  One of the BEMCMD can be used to start jobs which were already created.  For example, "C:\Program ...
Blog Entry by pkh | 30 Nov 2010 | 2 comments