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Backup Exec 10d, not compressing.

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Recently upgraded Backup Exec 8.5 to 10d.  I primarily run two jobs in a given week.  M-Th are Differentials and Fridays are Full.  No backups run over the weekend.  The tape drive is a HP Surestore DLT 80G VSE80E.  We run 40/80 tapes through it.  Generally our Friday night backups are reaching 50GB, the setting is set to software compression, and there are no issues with this backup.  

The reason for the upgrade was because we've grown a lot in the last two years and needed remote agents on new servers.  One of the servers has about 150GB of archived data that needs to be backed up.  So the plan was to break that off in 50Gb chunks to three tapes.  Using the same settings, actually using every setting possible, the data will NOT compress.  I'm continually asked to put a new tape in, etc.  Backup Exec has the latest updates from Symantec, and the driver for the tape drive is also the most recent.  Any ideas?  

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