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Can't format 110GB tape to be 160GB Capacity

Dave_366
Occasional Contributor

Can't format 110GB tape to be 160GB Capacity

I have ARCSERVE 9.0 running on NetWare 6.0 SP5 and I cannot format a tape that was originally formatted in a 110/220 SDLT drive to the full capacity of 160/320GB in an SDLT 160/320 Tape Drive.

Tech Details:
ML-530G2 with internal SDLT-II drive (160/320)
4GB RAM
NetWare 6.0 SP5
ARCseve 9.0

Has anyone found a way to resolve this? Thanks.
3 REPLIES
Claudio Ruzza_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Can't format 110GB tape to be 160GB Capacity

have you tried an erase with arcserve of such a media?
Should the arcserve erase non work, try an erase with an external SW

Good Luck
Claudio
Dave_366
Occasional Contributor

Re: Can't format 110GB tape to be 160GB Capacity

We have tried every type of erase and format that ARCserve has available to it. Nothing works.
Claudio Ruzza_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Can't format 110GB tape to be 160GB Capacity

Have you tried with a different piece of SW?
Have you checked ArcServe for netware Patches?
Have you tried in a different system (assuming you can find one)?
As far as i Know there's an erase function in Veritas Backup EXEC too. I'm sure you'll find several software tools that do the same.

Claudio