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By leon ·
What is the standard life span of dds tapes?
How often should they be replaced?

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by maxwell edison In reply to DDS tapes

Even under the best of circumstances, DAT DDS tapes have a life span of only about 100 uses. We recommend that you replace the four tape that you reuse Monday through Thursday once a year. We also recommend that consider replacing any tape that was active at the time that a tape drive, on its own, requested cleaning via the flashing light indicator. The implication is that you must properly clean your tape drive or risk the destruction of your tape library.

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http://www.gwsi.com/systems/NTfaq/Backup/

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by leon In reply to DDS tapes

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by Gigelul In reply to DDS tapes

Also depends by manufacturer. I used a lot of IBM cartrige 4mm in last 3 years with no problems (only one cartrige, a monthly cartrige, give a error when I try to restore something but finaly the process was finished)

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by harold.smit In reply to DDS tapes

to expand the life expectancy of your tapes run a cleaning tape after every 5 GB data backup, this will increas it by 40%.
But replace a tape after 150 uses.

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