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Changing DLT default values

ilias_1
Occasional Visitor

Changing DLT default values

We are using HP storage works autoloader 1/8 DLT VS80. When i format the catridges i have to give the medium size as 81920 MB ( 80 GB x 1024), is there is any way where we can set this value to take in by deafult while formating.
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CRae
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing DLT default values

What OS and backup software are u running the Autoloader with?
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Changing DLT default values

Ilias,
can you not set the compression rate on the front panel?
If it is set to 80Gb a new tape should be format to that density.

Besides that I don't think there is a patch/switch/file you can set.
ilias_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing DLT default values

I am using windows 2000 and HP open view data protector to take the backup.
ilias_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing DLT default values

I have throughly checked the front panel for compression rate, i unable to find. Can You please help me to dig out.
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Changing DLT default values

Ilias,
according to manuals at:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?contentType=SupportManual〈=en&cc=us&docIndexId=179111&taskId=101&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=330076
the DLT80 has a density select button.
Am I looking at the wrong manuals?
ilias_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing DLT default values

Tks for your reply and diging for the manuals.

I am using DLT VS 80 tape of HP storageworks 1/8 Autoloader. And the frontpanel in it doesnot have any density settings as i have mentioned in the query initially.
ilias_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Changing DLT default values

Tks peter for your reply and diging for the manuals.

I am using DLT VS 80 tape ON HP storageworks 1/8 Autoloader which operates on HP openview data protector. And the frontpanel in it doesnot have any density settings as i have mentioned in the query initially.
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: Changing DLT default values

Ilias,
sorry.
As we don't have a VS80 on site, I can't suggest anything else.
Perhaps best to contact HP directly, chances are an engineer would be able to confirm straight away.