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HP Data Protector and SSL 1016 Compression Problem

Ben Endres
Occasional Visitor

HP Data Protector and SSL 1016 Compression Problem

I am using Data Protector 5.10 and a SSL 1016 LTO Drive and I am getting no compression when running backups. I have made sure the hardware compression is checked for the drive. When I run the compression test for LTT it shows that I'm getting 2.19:1 compression ratio. The data I'm sending is a lot of text files and MS Office Documents which should be able to be compressed. I back up about 1.5TB and it uses 8 LTO-2 Tapes.
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Satish M.S.
Valued Contributor

Re: HP Data Protector and SSL 1016 Compression Problem

Ben:
Could you kindly tell if the software compression is enabled along with hardware compression? Also does the logs in the Data Protector indicate any kind of errors?

Thanks

Satish
Ben Endres
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP Data Protector and SSL 1016 Compression Problem

Software compression was not set. I ended up fixing it by setting up all my backup jobs from scratch. I used all the same settings but it worked.