Lto 3 media cycle

By avis11 ·
i tried to search the net yet i didnt a definit
answer. i have 22 hp tape media which i use for
every day backup. i try to find out when should i replace the media that to say how many backups
can one media take before it should be replaced with a new one ???

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This depends on local conditions

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Lto 3 media cycle

There is no hard & fast rule except you replace media like this when you start to get Verification Errors after a Backup.

That means that instead of just relying on the software to perform the backup you should also have the Tapes Verify themselves as well. This doubles the backup time but is the only sure way to be certain that you have a functioning backup.AS the process should stop when a Verification Fails.


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