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backward compatibility ultrium-2 drive to ultrium-1

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LEO SIMON_1
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backward compatibility ultrium-2 drive to ultrium-1

Hi,

I'm having ultrium-2 tape drive on hp-ux server and when backup I want to use my ultrium-2 device as ultrium-1 device so can I
change my default device file to be an ultrium-1 device file.
The reason for this because I had another
ultrium-1 in the other server.
I need to read or restore all data backup in ultrium-2 in my ultrium-1 tape drive
Can my ultrium-1 drive read or restore from ultrium-2 tape drive ?

Thanks


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David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: backward compatibility ultrium-2 drive to ultrium-1

Yes, the ultrium 2 drive can write to ultrium 1 tapes, and those tapes can be read by your ultrium 1 drive. The key is to use ultrium 1 media.

I don't believe you need to change your device file. This is a bit different than DLT, where the same media is used in drives with different densities (e.g. DLT4K, DLT7K, DLT8K) and you would need to select the desired density.
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Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor
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Re: backward compatibility ultrium-2 drive to ultrium-1

Hi,

This is a backwards compability solution if you use Ultrium-1 cartridges

Here you find more info on Ultrium tapes

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Home.jsp?locale=en_US&prodTypeId=12169&prodSeriesId=34648〈=en&cc=us
LEO SIMON_1
Advisor

Re: backward compatibility ultrium-2 drive to ultrium-1

hi guys,

thanks for your reply and help

Regards,

Leo