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Veritas showing wrong tape capacity.

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I'm currently using Backup Exec 9.1 with a Dell Powervault 122T. I have LTO2 200/400 tapes. However when I import my tape to the autoloader they only show as having 17.8GB Total Capacity. I can successfully backup over 200GB of data to each tape.

1. I need to kow why the capacity is being reported wrong.
2. Why when I do a label it always goes to the Scratch Media set.
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Question by:mrwarejr
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sirbounty earned 250 total points
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You shouldn't have to label the tapes - are you using bar codes?
I would suspect you're not using Veritas drivers?
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1. We have had the same issue on 10D, only for us it shows something like 17 Terra Bytes! It still performs fine though...

2. Backup Exec has all erased media labeled as the Scratch Media set by default:

Scratch media  (definition from the help file)
Media that do not belong to a media set and can be overwritten, including new or blank media, erased media, and media moved from another group to scratch media.
 
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by:mrwarejr
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It was the drivers. A co-worker updated the server with Microsoft Drivers last week. Thanks sirbounty
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Been there...done that...
Glad that got your sorted! :^)
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Thanks sirbounty, Great to Know!!
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