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Tape replacements

gdiza
Advisor

Tape replacements

How often do the tapes that are used in tape drives need to be replaced?

If the client for example has 2 sets of 5 tapes, 1 set per week, daily backups (1 tape per day)

It's been about a year and a half since they got the server and such.

Replacement time possible?
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Torsten.
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Re: Tape replacements

This depends on the tape technology (e.g. DDS, Ultrium, etc).

Hope this helps!
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gdiza
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Re: Tape replacements

It's a Ultrium.
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Torsten.
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Re: Tape replacements

See

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?locale=en_US&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=34648&prodTypeId=12169&objectID=c00286108

Hope this helps!
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gdiza
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Re: Tape replacements

Okay, so basically the site you gave me says the following;

Number of full backups: 260
Number of passes: 1,000 000
Archival period: 30 years

Thanks!
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