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By Seeker of Info ·
Has anyone heard comments about SDLT media having a higher than expected failure rate?

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by kgall_gk4z In reply to Super DLT Tape

I have had mostly reliable backups using HP Travan Data Cartridges on an HP SureStore T20. However, twice i've experienced failure with the tapes, new even, and had them replaced by HP customer service thru the mail. I asked about failure rates, and was given reassurance that they have "no problems" unless you expose them to magnetic media.

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by vilefileman In reply to Super DLT Tape

Are you doing weekly or Daily backups? We use them here, and although I have to run the cleaning tape once every two months or so on each of the four backup drives, The tapes failed 3 times the past year out of 1400 backups run. (4*365 - weekly and monthly and end of year).

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by Seeker of Info In reply to Super DLT Tape

Thanks for the information. The failure times seem to be in an acceptable range for me.

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