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DDS-4 tape to LTO tape.

bahruddina
Occasional Contributor

DDS-4 tape to LTO tape.

hi all,

Can any one help me with this problem:

How I can transfer the archived data in DDS-4 tape to LTO tape, And I can restore that archived data in LTO to SQL server ?

Thank you very much in advance.

regards.
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David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: DDS-4 tape to LTO tape.

Check with your backup software to see if it has a way to migrate media from one type to another (e.g. a tape copy between media types)
The journey IS the reward.
Kurt Beyers.
Honored Contributor

Re: DDS-4 tape to LTO tape.

This depends on the backup software you are using.

Data Protector won't allow this migration of media. In TSM (IBM) this is quiet easy to perform.

A workaround is to restore the data to a temporary directory and then take a backup again to LTO tape, but this is not convenient as you loose the information of what data are on the tape (the SQL online backup to DDS becomes a flat file backup to LTO).

Kurt