Archive python 04106 drive does not appear to be using hardware compression

Posted on 2004-10-01
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I have a seagate tape unit which is recognised and installed as archive python - xxxx - SCSI sequential device by windows 2000.  Using NTbackup (interactively or by command line or by scheduler) it does not seem to accept the hardware compression flag.  The unit should backup 12GB uncompressed or 24GB compressed.  Now that we have passed 12GB NT backup is asking for a second tape.

Any ideas

Question by:merlok
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sorry missed important bit

the drive is seen as archive python 04106 - xxxx - SCSI sequential device
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Archive --> Seagate --> Certance
Try the latest driver

It is also possible that it really is doing compression, just at a very low ratio. Check to see exactly how much data does get written to the seq. #1 tape. If it is over 12gb then it is doing compression.

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