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need to do a backup of 40 gb in dds2 tape

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need to do a backup of 40 gb in dds2 tape

hi all,
i got an alpha server ds10 with a compaq sdt10000 tape driver and i need to do a backup of 40 Gb in an only one tape but i haven't a tape of this dimension.
can anyone suggest me something ?
can i use a modified dds4 or dds3 tapes ?

thanks a lot

diego
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marsh_1
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Re: need to do a backup of 40 gb in dds2 tape

hi,

the sdt10000 does 40gb with compression on, also have you tried zipping up as many files as you can to save space.

Re: need to do a backup of 40 gb in dds2 tape

thank you "wizard",
it's a precious information..
Steven Schweda
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Re: need to do a backup of 40 gb in dds2 tape

> [...] with compression on, also have you
> tried zipping [...]

Of course, the hardware compression in the
tape drive may not be able to do much with
data which you have already compressed.

> can i use a modified dds4 or dds3 tapes ?

Modified how? The tapes hold what they hold.
Stretching a tape won't help. What else is
there?
Rob Leadbeater
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Re: need to do a backup of 40 gb in dds2 tape

Hi Diego,

Can you explain again, exactly what you want to do...?

The subject of your post mentions a DDS2 tape. That tape will only hold 8GB of compressed data, so no you can't fit 40GB on it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Data_Storage

Cheers,

Rob