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You are speaking of a travern 1000, yes?
if so, unless you compress, it only holds 800mg
Tell me more?
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The tape drive used is MicroSolutions 800TD and as far as I know it should handle TR-1 extra tapes. The software used for backup is MicroSolutions version of the Arcada backup software with the release level of 5.1b.
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smeebud, could I please have an answer to my question. I still cannot get the backup to function on TR-1 tapes with 1 Gb compressed capacity. It functions on standard QIC80 tapes with 250 Mb capacity. See also my earlier comments on this question.
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Please read this carefully bodvar. This may be the only way. but i'm still looking into it.
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Running Backpack BPBackup Software for DOS from Diskette

The information provided here is intended to give you
guidelines on producing a single High Density
3.5" diskette to use when backing up a DOS or DOS/Windows
computer to Backpack Tape
Drives. Some temporary files will still be written to the
C: drive in this configuration.

This procedure cannot be used for Windows 95 backups.

There are two methods for creating a diskette from which to
run the backup software for Backpack
Tape Drives, depending upon your Backpack Tape Drive model:

Method #1:

Required method for Backpack 800T, 800TD and 900. Recommended
for all Backpack Tape Drive models:

Using the current shipping version of QBACKUP software (Version 4), the following ten files should
be copied over to a High Density diskette from the C: drive upon which QBACKUP software has
already been installed:

pconfig dcf
qbackup exe
qbackup ovl
qbconfig ovl
qb_ppms drv
qb_tap_b ovl
qb_tap_r ovl
tapedrvs cfg
qmmdosb lmm
qmmdosr lmm

10 files (approx: 1MB)

There must be room on the diskette for the following six files to be automatically created by
BPBackup:

ee41106a ful
default set
default bak
quest ini
default rpt
confid$$ rpt

6 files (approx: 25Kbytes)

* No on-screen help information is available in this configuration.

* The QBACKUP environment variable determines location of Catalogs and Settings files
(ie. SET QBACKUP=C:\TEMP will create catalogs in a C:\TEMP directory.)

* The TEMP environment variable determines location of temporary files needed when loading a
drive's directory structure. (ie. SET TEMP=C:\TEMP requires a C:\TEMP directory.)

* A network drive (such as SET TEMP=F:\TEMP) should NOT be used as the TEMP destination.

* You may wish to customize your settings so that Catalogs are written to the tape, and to turn off
Keep Old Backup Catalogs to prevent the diskette from becoming full.

Method #2:

Only Compatible with original Backpack Tape Drive Models
141040, 141080, and 142080:

Using the previous backup program, BPBACKUP Version 2, copy
BPBACKUP.EXE to any size
diskette. It is very important to always perform a (T)ape
Utilities - (C)ompare Tape Data when
completing the backup under the BPBACKUP Version 2 software.
This will ensure full data
reliability. Important note: Versions of BPBACKUP earlier
than 2.00.14 were not designed to
recognize some later Backpack 141080 models. Make sure
the BPBACKUP version is Version
2.00.16-B, available on our BBS and Web site, to ensure
that all Backpack 141040, 141080, and
142080 models are recognized. BPBACKUP Version 2 was
officially discontinued in December,
1993.

GO HERE: http://www.micro-solutions.com/search_page/index.html
and type 800TD. There are more documents to research.
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Yes, I'm certain you would be best served to go to
http://www.micro-solutions.com/search_page/index.html
and type 800TD. The variables are many and you are best suited to look these over.
BTW, ver 5.1b may not be the best driver. just because it's later does not mean it's better. Often I found Things ran better on older drivers. plus the MicroSolutions 800TD document suggest version 5.0
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