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isoprh
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LTO3 drive and LTO2 tapes

Hello

Hopefully a quick question with a quick answer! We have LTO2 drives and lots of LTO2 tapes. We are looking at getting a LTO3 drive. If we backup on the LTO3 drive with LTO2 tapes, is it possible to restore using the LTO2 drive? OS=2003 server, backup program=backup exec 9.1 (storagetek l40 robot)

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Torsten.
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Re: LTO3 drive and LTO2 tapes

Yes, because it would be fatal if a LTO3 drive would write a LTO2 tape in a different way. Standards are made for this...

Hope this helps!
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isoprh
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Re: LTO3 drive and LTO2 tapes

Thanks for the reply, that answered my question perfectly. Just checking as I've had problems in the past with DLT drives!