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MSL6060L@ compression mode

Rupert_1
Advisor

MSL6060L@ compression mode

Hi,
Is there a way to set compression enable on permanantly ?I have a MSL6060L2 tape drive compression frequently defaulted to no , so when backup it uses 3 tapes instead of 2 LTO2 tape media.
Or is it a tape drive problem ?
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Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6060L@ compression mode

Rupert,
not a 100% sure, but I think the setting gets lost on unload after completion of backup?!
Regards
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6060L@ compression mode

Rupert,
also, have your tapes been used before to hold compressed data!
Regards
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6060L@ compression mode

Generaly compression is managed by the Backup application, it will issue a scsi code to set Hardware compression on. Some SW some time set Hardware compression off when they finish the backup.
So I would recommand to chek in your backup application if the "set Hardware compression" is enabled for all the backups batch.
Also be sure to not activate Software compression in the same time.

Marino
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: MSL6060L@ compression mode

Rupert,
do the supplied answers resolve your problem.
If they do, please indicate the answer and close the thread, if not please provide an update.
Many Thanks
Rupert_1
Advisor

Re: MSL6060L@ compression mode

replaced tape drive.