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Windows Tar Command for Tape Drive

I am trying to generate a command using GNUTar for backing up a folder on Windows 10 to a few tapes (hence my use of multisession). I am using an elevated command prompt window and have cd-ed into the ...
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Is it possible to employ an autochanger for generating a unified storage volume from multiple LTFS formatted tapes in Linux?

I'm exploring storage options involving LTO tapes. Given the potential for massive data storage that these tapes provide, I'm interested in utilizing multiple LTO tapes simultaneously in a storage ...
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Ultrium 6250 tape drive ejects and retract the tape multiple times during copy

When I copy to a tape (LTO-6 for instance) the drive eject and retract the tape multiple times during the copy process. After a while it finishes and the files validate when I do a checksum test after ...
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Understanding LTO block sizes

I'm currently working with a LTO Tape drive (LTO 3 to be more specific) and I'm looking for some explanation of the block sizes. As I know, there are two supported modes: 0 for a variable block size ...
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What's the name of the tape used on laptop heat sinks?

I recently swapped my laptop's fan with a new one...I used a glue stick to glue back the tape on the new fan...However, I am not really sure if the glue stick can withstand heat or if it doesn't dry ...
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What is limiting the LTO Tape write speed? How can I observe the ideal listed speeds?

I am testing out a new Quantum Ultrium 8 Tape and Drive. I see the listed maximum uncompressed and compressed data rate, respectively, are 360 MB/s and 900 MB/s. How can I observe/demonstrate this ...
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Can I use a LTO-7 Ultrium 15000 external tape drive with Ubuntu?

Can I use an external tape drive (LTO-7 Ultrium 15000) with an Ubuntu Linux PC? Do I need to use any app for it or only the driver?
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I cannot read from magnetic tape LTO-4

The question involves HP LTO Ultrium-4 ( HP C7974A - 800/1.6TB) magnetic tape cartridge. The writing method is TAR. A while ago, I made a terrible mistake by overwriting the beginning of the tape HP-...
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Is that possible to sync disks to tapes?

Normally when we talk about sync, it means sync data from location A to location B on a disk or disk array. Is that even possible to do the sync from a disk to tapes? Lets say I have 15T data on disk ...
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How to connect an old SCSI Tandberg QIC tape drive with current systems?

I currently have a ton of QIC-250MB tapes that I would like to read from (its been 30 years). I have a Tandberg TDC 3600 SCSI interfaced tape drive but I am lost how to connect it. In the past, with ...
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The tape that connect laptop fan and heatsink

I want to ask about the black tape that connect the fan and heatsink, what is it called? It's thin, 20 to 30mm, very adhesive, heat resistant, no elongation, and leave no residue when removed. https:/...
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LTO-6 with Hardware Encryption Enabled using LTFS File System Possible on HP Ultrium?

I've googled this issue, but can't seem to find an answer to point me in the right direction - or if this simply is not possible. My HP Ultrium LTO-6 Drive supports AES-256 Hardware Encryption as ...
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How to connect a SAS PCIe Card to a Tape Drive?

I have the PCIe Card: Highpoint 4322 which is supposed to be a PCIe SAS Card with HBA which comes with two SFF-8088 ports - manufacturer's website I also have a tape drive Tandberg Data 3513-LTO ...
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Use tape drive instead of HDD?

I was wondering if it would technically be possible to use only a tape drive in a modern desktop computer instead of a hard drive or solid state drive. (And yes, I know that this is impractical, I ...
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Extract video from sony handycame with perfect quality

I've got an old sony handycame that record into tapes. When i try to display the videos in my samsung tv using RCA cables, the video is full screen and with a really good quality. I wanted to ...
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How often does an LTO tape brake and return for a full write?

A return could sound similar to "shoe shining" but it slews down very quick before the turn. How many returns are required to write a full tape for the LTO generations 1 to 6 respectively? This is the ...
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Why is my tape drive so slow?

I have bought a used Quantum Ultrium LTO-4 tape drive and attached it to an HP Smart Array P400 SAS controller in my HP ProLiant N54l. I use FreeBSD 11 as my operating system. Now I have inserted a ...
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How to get an SAS LTO-4 drive to work on a normal PC?

I got a cheap Tandberg LTO-4 tape drive and I would like to use it on my normal, Windows 10/Ubuntu PC for data backups. I tried a SAS SFF-8482 to SATA adapter, but later found out, that this only ...
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Backup Exec 2014 & LTO5 compression not working

I have Backup Exec 2014 (14.1 Rev 1786 64 bit)version installed on Windows 208 R2. IBM LTO5 (IBM ULT3580-HH5) standalone tape drive is attached. Hardware compression is enabled in storage ...
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Reading ZFS snapshots from tape is slow

I backed up my a zfs snapshot to tape using zfs send tank/vertex@2017-01-20 | pv -cCTrbB 1g | pigz -c | pv -cCTrbB 1g | dd of=/dev/nst0 bs=1M and then read it back using dd if=/dev/nst0 bs=1M | pv -...
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Can I convert a home VHS tape to digital through a receiver (DVB-T) and then record it using the USB port?

I don't know if it is possible because VCR is analog and TDT/DVB-T is digital TV. I have these devices: VCR (Panasonic NV-FJ630): RF IN (Antenna) + RF OUT (Antenna) + Composite Audio only (red, ...
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LTO tape speeds

What are the best ways to calculate LTO write speed? I recently went from writing to LTO 6 from a single 3TB 5400 rpm drive to 3x3TB 5400 rpm drives in RAID zero and want to test the speed difference....
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How does the writing speed correlate with the generation of LTO drives and tape?

How does the writing speed correlate with the generation of LTO drives and tape? For example: Can you write with an LTO-6 drive with the same speed on LTO-6 and LTO-5 tapes? Data is written in ...
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Tar to tape : block number and blocking factor

The 64 kiB blocksize is to maximize throughput and avoid "shoe shining". mt -f /dev/nst0 setblk 64k tar -c -v -R -b128 -f /dev/nst0 test_dir returns: bloc 0 : test_dir/ bloc 1 : test_dir/file_1....
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Is pushing a ZFS NAS Backup to a Tape Backup for long-term family archiving efficient?

It's quite expensive to move to tape, so for my setup, would it be efficient? Im looking for suggestions for efficiency towards either just building up my existing backup (NAS), and documenting it ...
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Load/unload cycles for tape

I am trying to understand tape load/unload cycle in a data center setting. As far as I understand, tapes and tape drives, both have load/unload cycles. So each time a tape is loaded into a tape drive ...
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How to read an dar archive via LTO-6 tape

The /data folder was saved on tape with dar -R /data/ -c - | mbuffer -R 110M -P 90 -m 1G | dd of=/dev/nst0 bs=256k How can I test, list and extract it? I tried the following to test the archive ...
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Maximize tape lifespan best practice?

What is best practice to maximize tape lifespan: Append backups to the tape until it becomes full, then overwrite it before the next usage. or Overwrite the tape before it becomes full (for example:...
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System memory is fully utilized while using tape drive software

I'm using RedHat Enterprise Linux 6. When using IBM tape drive, it fully utilizes system memory in only two minutes. Here is the result of free -m command: total used ...
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Halting tar after locating entry or EOF in an actual tape archive

I've just been handed a pile of LTO-5s and a tape library, and the exciting task of extracting a subset of files. Order of magnitude is 60 tapes from said pile, around 10,000 files of 70,000 per tape ...
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Recover Windows Server 2003 Backup via Windows 8?

Can Windows 8 be used to recover a backup made with the Windows Server 2003 Backup application? I have a tape backup that was created on an old Windows Server 2003 server that is no longer functional....
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Use SATA cable on SAS Tape Drive

first of all i'm sorry for my english. I've an HBA similar to this with a SATAx4 adapter. 3 of those connectors are in Hard Disks drives, and the other is in a Quantum LTO-4 SAS Drive. That drive is ...
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Disposal of old 4mm tape cartridges

In cleaning out my home office, I see that I have a number of old 4mm DAT tapes. I no longer have a working DAT drive. Some of these tapes may have information that I do not want to have out in ...
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How to unpack an OpenVMS tape image?

I have a file that seems to have come from a DECUS tape on an OpenVMS system by way of non-VMS systems using FTP which means that VMS specific file attributes have likely been lost on the way. The ...
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How to connect Ultrium 460 tape drive? (Ultra320 SCSI)

I have the opportunity to get, for nothing, an Ultrium 460 tape drive, and LOTS of tapes, which would give me enormous amounts of storage space to frivolously use on nothing at all. The problem is ...
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How to fix the backlight cable into its place?

I took apart my laptop and found out that if I push the cable connector down with my fingers it works fine. I tried to twist the screws as tightly as I can (without ruining them) but as I move the ...
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Caveats when using WORM tape

I have been tasked with building a Linux audit retention solution employing write-once (WORM) tapes. I've read the st and mt man pages, and understand the ioctls. I readily admit I've never used ...
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How to access files stored on tape drive?

Helping a friend with accessing an old backup file (circa 2000) of some ProTools sessions provided by a recording studio on DAT-style data tapes. He has the tapes, and a Seagate STD 124000N SCSI tape ...
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Tape backups on audio-cassette tape?

I know that there are tape backup systems available. I do not know how they work. Can I use an audio tape recorder and audio tapes (like the 60/90 minute kind) and backup data somehow? (Pardon my ...
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Magnetic tape drives for backup

Magnetic tape is extremely slow, but also also extremely cheap. Is there any way to use tape to backup a computer? What is exactly this? A cartridge? A drive? Are there any inexpensive way to ...
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How to backup a large FreeNAS? [closed]

We have a 12TB FreeNAS box in the office, and are looking for a way to keep a backup of it offsite. We're considering (1) tape; (2) a bunch of bare drives (popped into a spare hotswap bay); (3) ...
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Why would you ever want to use tape instead of a HDD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Advantages/Disadvantages of using tape instead of disk As I've never used a tape drive, this is probably a naive question. I was always guessing that tape must probably be ...
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Can I plug in an external SCSI tape drive while the system is powered on?

I've bought an HP Ultrium external SCSI LVD tape drive. I already have an adapter in my server, but I need to know if I have to shut down and power off the server before I can connect up the tape ...
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Can data tapes be recorded/played on a standard cassette recorder? [closed]

I just bought a TRS-80 PC-1 pocket computer with a tape deck interface. The tape deck has 2 standard 1/4" Mono jacks (input [speaker] and output [mic]) and 1 smaller one labeled "Remote". None ...
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How do I get AIX Tapeutil to list the contents of a tape I backed up?

I can't figure out how to get tapeutil to list the contents of a tape that I just backed up. tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 unmount tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 mount ${TODAY} tapeutil -f /dev/rmt1 erase tar -cvf /...
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Advantages/Disadvantages of using tape instead of disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are tape archives still used? Possible Duplicate: What lasts longer: Data stored on non-volatile flash RAM, optical media, or magnetic disk? A lot of the backups done ...
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LTO-5 systems compatible with Mac OS X Server

I am looking to implement an LTO-5 tape backup system on a currently shipping Mac OS X Server (10.6.7) tower (PCI Express Card compatible). This backup system would be used only to offload data for ...
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What format should I use to archive my home video DVDs?

I have an old video camera that recorded to mini-tapes. I would then burn the tapes to DVDs. I would like to back-up these DVDs to ensure I have copies of them. What format should I use to archive ...
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How can I read a reel-to-reel tape from the 1970s?

A close friend of my mother worked at DEC in the 1970s and 1980s. She recently passed away, and in sorting through her estate, my mother discovered some reel-to-reel magnetic tape. We are curious ...
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Converting home video tape to digital? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do I need to be able to convert analog video (VHS, or an old camcorder) on a Mac? My mother has some old home movies recorded on video tape that she'd like to convert to ...
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