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15/30 dlt compaq

Frank_84
Occasional Visitor

15/30 dlt compaq



just picked up one of these from a friend, seems to work ok, bought some used tapes, but they have media "of an unrecognized format" on it.

Looking to see if someone has a link for a users guide for this tapedrive.

What i want to do is format these so i dont have to keep deleteing the 300+ files that are on it.

thanks for any info

Frank
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Vincent Fleming
Honored Contributor

Re: 15/30 dlt compaq

I see there's a 15/30 *tape*, but I can't find anything on a 15/30 *drive*.

Here's a link to current products:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/storage/tapedrivematrix.html

... and retired products:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/storage/retiredproducts.html

If you can't determine what Compaq model number the drive is, try to get the actual model # off the unit somewhere - it's made by Quantum (ALL DLT drives are made by Quantum), so if you can get the Quantum product name/number off of it, you should be able to get docs from them as well at www.quantum.com. It should be DLT7000, DLT8000 or something like that.

15/30 sounds like a DLT 2000xt, as it's capacity is 15 uncompressed and 30 compressed. Quantum's page is here: http://www.quantum.com/AM/products/dlt/dlt2000xt/default.htm

There's a link to "technical documents" that looks like you would find it useful.

Good luck,

Vince
No matter where you go, there you are.
Chris Vail
Honored Contributor

Re: 15/30 dlt compaq

You don't have to delete the files that are on the tapes. Just overwrite them with new data. Whatever you do, don't bulk-erase them.
Overwriting takes care of the formatting issue.

Chris
Frank_84
Occasional Visitor

Re: 15/30 dlt compaq

Well, right now there are a cpl hundred files on this, and each one it finds as "unrecognized" i get a prompt on. Thats basically the reason why i would like to find a way to get rid of them.

Thanks for the info, i appreciate it much
Frank_84
Occasional Visitor

Re: 15/30 dlt compaq


Chris,

Normally I would just overwrite them, but i get a message box popping up for each file it encounters saying that its unrecognized and unavailable until i "prepare it". Looks like this tape set was an incremental backup set because the filenumbers are hitting 1000+.

Ohwell. Was hoping there was a setting on the unit itself to override any of that and ignore it.

Tho, can you recommend any other software besides the backup program on win2000?

The way I figure it, its unrecognized media, so should just give you a prompt to just erease everything on it or, like you suggested, overwrite it.

Thanks again,

Frank