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iranzo
Frequent Advisor

old tape secure

Hello,
we are in configuration MSL6060 drive LTO2
tape HP, our tapes installed 3 years old
and now 150 mounts, should we change old tapes with news for secure
or not
thanks
Bonjour
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Daniel McLaren
Occasional Advisor

Re: old tape secure

Hi,

These are the specifications for LTO Media:

Media Life is about 1M passes or 20,000 loads
Archive Life is 30 years.

This is the media diagnostics tool.

http://www.hpstoragemedia.com/english_home/customer_support/mdt/ultrium
Efrain Valencia
Valued Contributor
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Re: old tape secure

Hi

According to HP official documentation LTO media is good for 30 years, 1 million passes or 260 full backups.

I'm including the documentation:


HP StorageWorks Ultrium - HP Ultrium Media Life
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=c00286108&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

HP StorageWorks Ultrium - HP Ultrium Media Care
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&objectID=lpg50093&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN



HP StorageWorks Ultrium - HP Ultrium Data Cartridge Limited Warranty
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg50212

Therefore I'd say your media is still good for use, if you have taken good care of it

Regards,
Efrain
Daniel McLaren
Occasional Advisor

Re: old tape secure

Efrain posted some interesting Links, this site:

http://www.hpstoragemedia.com/english_home/customer_support/Customer_support_web_links

Has information for all HP Media, Ultrium, DLT, AIT, DDS, etc