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c1537a w/ new backup tapes

Brad Woolard
Occasional Contributor

c1537a w/ new backup tapes

Hello all,

I have been instructed to start using all new media in our servers.

I have a problem labeling the HP-UX tapes. We are using SAM as our backup method, but I do not see anywhere to label media or to format media. We are using an external c1537a tape drive, and HP-UX 11.0.

If someone has any information on what I should do please help. I always reward answers with points.

Thanks in advance,

Brad Woolard
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most (OZZY)
A. Clay Stephenson
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: c1537a w/ new backup tapes

There is no need to format media simply insert it in the drive and start using it. I assume that you are really using fbackup and the underlying command and it requires no pre-initialized media.
If it ain't broke, I can fix that.
Leif Halvarsson_2
Honored Contributor

Re: c1537a w/ new backup tapes

The SAM backup is just a grapichal interface to fbackup and fbackup dont need formating tapes.