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can Backup exec 11d read a backup tape created by backup exec 10d

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can Backup exec 11d read a backup tape created by backup exec 10d
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by:scottbortis
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Yes, as long as the media is compatable with the device you are using.  If it is the same device, then absolutly.
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by:dataev
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Its two different tape library's    one has 10d the other has 11d
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by:scottbortis
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Yes, it will still work.  You will need to catalog the tape before you can restore from it though.
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by:dataev
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we have tried that and it still coming up as blank media
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by:scottbortis
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what type of media?  DDS, LTO, AIT?
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What type of drive as well.  If HP drive, there is a libary and tape tools program that might help you (search HP site for L&TT)
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by:dataev
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LTO   here is the scenerio   Ran a backup from the tape library using backup exec 10d    shipped the tape to Spain.    the people there have a tape library also but they are running    be 11d    when they put the tape in they do an inventory and then a catalog and when they try to do a restore the tape looks like it is blank
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by:scottbortis
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Are all the previouse tapes sent to spain blank as well?  Did all the backup jobs complete successfully?  So they get no inventory or catalog off the tape?
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by:dataev
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this is the first time we have tried this     the job completed succesfully  on the full backup   all I know is they told me they tried an inventory and a catalog and then when they try a restore its showing like there is no data on the tape
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by:TapeDude
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This might be a little obvious - but is the LTO drive in Spain the same generation (or later) as the one that backed up the data? You wouldn't expect an LTO 1 or 2 drive to read an LTO 3 tape, for example.
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by:paulsolov
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I have seen this even with the same tape drive model running different firmware, for some reason tape drive are very finicky
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