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dds4 tape running out of space??

Cameron Smales
Occasional Contributor

dds4 tape running out of space??

I am currently backing up 15GB of data onto a SureStore DAT40 with DDS4 20/40GB tapes.

However, after writing 14GB of data, the tape drive will spit the tape out as if the tape was full.

I dont understand why I cant write 15Gb to a 20GB native tape. Is there a problem with the drive itself?

Any help would be much appreciated!

Cheers,
Cameron
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Eugeny Brychkov
Honored Contributor

Re: dds4 tape running out of space??

Cameron,
it could be a drive or a tape. To check drive's health use LTT http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ltt/index.html (generate and look into support ticket to see any its recommendations) and if it will not show any problems then the next suspicious part is a tape. Try new just unpacked tape
Eugeny