[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

LTO5 drive that reads LTO2

Posted on 2012-04-11
4
Medium Priority
?
1,302 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
hello experts, i need a new tape drive and have been looking at HP primarily.  anyone out there have a recommendation on an LTO5 drive that reads LTO2?  i have many LTO2 tapes that i need to keep around for archival purposes and dont yet want to get rid of it.  

another option is to keep both my old tape autoloader and the new lto5 autoloader in the same rack until we phase out the lto2s....but i would like to find an all - in - one solution.  

thanks
0
Comment
Question by:SSNYT
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:IT-Monkey-Dave
ID: 37833628
As far as I've read, LTO-5 can read back to LTO-3.  Not LTO-2, it's not in the design spec for LTO-5 regardless of whose brand name is on the drive.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SSNYT
ID: 37833639
from my research i have also found that none seem to go back to lto2.  my question was basically just last ditch effort before i decided to keep both autoloaders up and running.
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
IT-Monkey-Dave earned 2000 total points
ID: 37833645
Yeah, you probably want to keep the old LTO-2 system online and maybe try to do an orderly transition all your important LTO-2 media to LTO-5.  When we got our Quantum LTO-5 library, we had to keep our old AIT library online for the same reason.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:SSNYT
ID: 37834373
thanks dave
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Delta outage: 650 cancelled flights, more than 1200 delayed flights, thousands of frustrated customers, tens of millions of dollars in damages – plus untold reputational damage to one of the world’s most trusted airlines. All due to a catastroph…
Arrow Electronics was searching for a KVM  (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) switch that could display on one single monitor the current status of all units being tested on the rack.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question