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COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

HOW CAN I COPY FILES FROM A DESKTOP TO A HP StorageWorks DAT 40 USB Tape Drive?
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Re: COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

You can't just "copy" files to a tape. You need to use backup software such as Windows Backup, Veritas/Symantec or similar (on a windows device).

What O/S are you running?

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Re: COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

i`m using windows xp.
but when i`m using windows backup tool, it doesn`t see the backup drive....it only see my harddisk partations.

is there a free backup tool that i can download to copy the files to the backup tape
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Re: COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

There will be one around. If not totally free then shareware. I'd check the common free software sites such as sourceforge.net.
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Re: COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

the windows backup can only backup the files i choose but it doesn`t copy files in to the tape drive.
i`m already have a ,bak files that i justwant to copy them to the backup tapes.!
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Re: COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

You can't just "copy" them to a tape, you have to "back them up" to a tape.

What i suggest you do is run a backup job to the tape and include these files.

i wouldn't think you'd need to back these files up each day.
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Re: COPYING FILES TO A USB TAPE DRIVE

thanks for your help. :)