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How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

Sunny Woo_1
Occasional Visitor

How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

We have a new Ultrium LTO 3 Tape Drvie (model 960), however, we cannot reuse some current LTO1 tapes on this drive. Please advise how we can backup data to a LTO1 tape with this drive?

thanks,
Sunny Woo
Sunny
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PP BIJU KRISHNAN
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

Hi Sunny,

You can read only using a LTO3 drive, using a LTO-1 cartridge.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11529_na/11529_na.html

For restoring data in netbackup - change the tape density setting of the drive in the software.

Regards,
PP BIJU KRISHNAN
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

Your new drive can read the old tape, but NOT write to it.

No backup possible in this combination.

For more information see

http://www.hptapecompat.com/

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Sunny Woo_1
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Re: How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

Hi all,

Thank you for your advice.

Sunny
Sunny
PP BIJU KRISHNAN
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

Hi Sunny,

The LTO-3 drive can only read the LTO-1 tapes.

http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11529_na/11529_na.html

For reading too, you need to change the tape density settings for the individual drive.

Regards,
BIJU
PP BIJU KRISHNAN
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

Hi Sunny,

The LTO-3 drive can only read the LTO-1 tapes.

For reading too, you need to change the tape density settings for the individual drive.

Regards,
BIJU
PP BIJU KRISHNAN
Trusted Contributor

Re: How to format LTO1 Tape with LTO3 Tape Drvei

I'm sorry for posting multiple times..! Actually the site was giving me a error saying "error in posting"

Apologies for the clutter.

BIJU