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DLT 4000E on a 9000-C100

Filipe Matos
Occasional Advisor

DLT 4000E on a 9000-C100

i am about to buy a DLT drive for backups on my small file server. This is 9000-C100.
Since the data volume that i wich to backup
is today over 11 GB, i will have to do the job with some DLT drive. After searching for available DLT drives (HP only) i found that the model DLT4000E-SE 20-40GB extern SE-SCSI
could be a good choice for me if:
1 - There are no known problems with the kind of hardware that i have;
2 - It is possible to create a device file with compression for use with tar.

If i could reach a compression level from ca. 1,5:1 (that is 30GB on 1 cartdrige) would be enough for the near future.

Please comment on this if you have some experience (oder sugestions are also welcome).

Thank you



P.S. This thread has been moved from Disk to  Tape Libraries and Drives. -HP Forum Moderator