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mohan20801
Occasional Visitor

Tape media size full before time

Hi,

 

We are using HP LTO3 Ultrium Data cartridge 800GB with compression of 2:1 ratio. but now adays we are facing tape size full before its reach the maximum size. For example: 800GB tape will store the data upto 1600GB thats of 2:1 ratio compression but sometimes 500GB or 900 GB the tape size will shows as full.

 

Request to please help anyone to solve this issue on high priority..

 

Thanks in advance...

 

Mohan..

 

 

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3 REPLIES
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Tape media size full before time

>We are using HP LTO3 Ultrium Data cartridge 800 GB with compression of 2:1 ratio.

 

I assume it's this?

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF06b/12169-64242-3841867-3841867-3841867-3842357-462210-462212.html?dnr=1

 

Depending on how compressible your data is, you can get 400 to 800 GB (2:1).  So anything over 400 GB is goodness.

 

>For example: 800 GB tape will store the data up to 1600 GB that's of 2:1 ratio compression

 

No, that's 4:1.

mohan20801
Occasional Visitor

Re: Tape media size full before time

Can anyone help to resolve my issue????

 

Regards,

Mohan M

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Tape media size full before time

>Can anyone help to resolve my issue?

 

What's left to resolve?  Your HP LTO3 Ultrium Data cartridge 800 GB will only support 400 GB without compression.

With compression it will depend on your data.