No compression on Dell PV-100T DDS4 drive
Posted on 2004-09-27
I have a Dell PV-100T DDS4 20/40 tape drive and Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 for Small Business Server Premium. The OS is SBS 2003 Premium with current service packs and updates. I back up a combination of Exchange and SQL databases, System State, and user documents. Hardware compression is enabled on the tape drive. The drive firmware and the Veritas drivers are current. No matter what type of compression is enabled in the Veritas software (Hardware otherwise software, Software) all I get is a 1:1 compression ratio on the tapes.