We are currently running Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 SP2 on Windows Server 2003, and our compression ratio on our D2T backups is currently sitting at 1:1 or in some cases ranges at 1.5:1 (screenshot 1), as you can see from the screenshot, some of our tapes are running out of space, and with our backups increasing from week to week, we're trying to compress the data on the tapes (HP Ultrium 4 tapes = http://www.frontierpc.com/ProductImages/Large/1010815445.jpg
) which as far as i can find, can handle compression. All our jobs have compression turned on (screenshot 2), but after following these instructions from Symantec = http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/287662.htm
the Tracer program shows that the backups are NOT compressed (screenshot 3). Anyone have any ideas how i can go about compressing the B2D portion of our backups?
FYI we backup about 12 servers, from policy they backup to tape, and then we run a duplicate to tape.