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DLT 7000 Tape Usage

Amit_41
Advisor

DLT 7000 Tape Usage

Hi,

Does anyone know the recommended number of times a DLT7000 tape can be reused.

Regards

Amit
5 REPLIES
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 7000 Tape Usage

This may entirely depend upon the application. OmniBack/DataProtector supports the use of 250 times on DLT IV tapes. You can never entirely trust tape media anyway. You can only hope that the tape is okay if and when you have to restore from it.
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 7000 Tape Usage

Hi,

DLT medias has very long lifetime. Here is a document about DLT media reliablity.

http://www.quantum.com/NR/rdonlyres/F27A8E76-42ED-4F49-B4CC-9A18F690DE3F/451/Tape_Pass_Durability.pdf
Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 7000 Tape Usage

Amit,
look at http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/products/storagemedia/tape_dlt/faqs.html :
"Because of the tape and drive design, HP DLT tapes are tested for 500,000 head passes, over 10,000 cartridge uses, and have an archival life of 20 years"
Eugeny
Amit_41
Advisor

Re: DLT 7000 Tape Usage

Hi Everyone.

Thanks for the responses.

Is there any way to find out through OB Software as to how many number of head passes has the Tape gone through...

Regards

Amit
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: DLT 7000 Tape Usage

Hi,
OmniBack remember the number of times the tape is used and then it is possible to calculate the number of head passes. In the document in my previous reply is examples.