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LTO cartrige and Utrium drive

yuf
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LTO cartrige and Utrium drive

Goodday,I have an LTO Ultrium storageworks 960 after activing compression ,cartridge of 400/800Gb cannot compress data.When I enabled compression on the tape drive no compressio takes place,when I do it with the software nothing,after my data is above 400Gb, backup scheduled stops.what can I do to make it support compression bcos am suspecting the tape drives of not compression cartridges.
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Torsten.
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Re: LTO cartrige and Utrium drive

You will find maybe 500 other threads here about this topic.

If the data is not compressible, the drive cannot compress.
It's just like ZIP in software.
Try to zip a zip file - the result is maybe larger then the source.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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