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How many times HP/SONY data DLT Drive re-write/re-use ?

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Aatish
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How many times HP/SONY data DLT Drive re-write/re-use ?

Dear Friends,
We have one tru64 unix server having HP DLT Drive ,We take backup on DLT Cartridge 40/80GB Data .
How many time HP/SONY DLT Cartridge tape 40/80GB rewrite/reuse ?
& also How many time HP/SONY DLT Cleaning Cartridge tape rewrite/reuse ?
Waiting for your response....

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Aatish
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Jaclyn Rothe
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Re: How many times HP/SONY data DLT Drive re-write/re-use ?

According to
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50101

"normal working life" for DLT equates to 500,000 passes or 100 full back ups (whichever occurs first)

Cleaning tapes can be used for 20 uses, as per:
HP DLT - Cleaning Routine
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50345