Tape drive to read old DLT tapes needed
Posted on 2009-02-23
We have some old DLT tapes going back a few years which we need to recover some data from. I have an old DLT drive which can back up tapes to 40/80Gb but it seems to be on its last legs. Every time I try cataloging with Symantecs Backup Exec v11 it gets so far then gives me media errors.
I dont know if its the tapes or the drive. The reason we upgraded to an LTO drive was because the backups kept failing on the old drive anyway.
I have looked at a DLT VS160 whic claims to read DLT 1 tapes.
Can anyone verify that this drive can read tapes backed up with veritas backup exec on 20/40, 35/70 and 40/80Gb tapes? I dont really want to look a plonker to my boss after I have spent £350 of our budget!