I suggest you try cleaning the tape drive several time and make sure your tapes are of the correct model and not too old. Should be that 10MB download if the link is right. As I’m scratching my head to determine the reason for the performance drop, my first question is: Did the inventory, then did the quick erase To add the media’s catalog information to the disk-based catalogs, run an inventory operation on the media and resubmit the Catalog operation. The job completed much faster, but there were still about 40, soft write errors.

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Selecting this check box allows data to pass directly through the device driver and allows more detailed information in the event a device error occurs.

Do you have a link to the Dell software utility? Call the tape supplier helpline. TapeAlerts come from the drive itself. This happens on any tape, new or old.

BackupExec 11d – What is an acceptable amount of “soft write errors” for LTO-2?

This job may not have been successfully completed. Selecting any of the above options can adversely affect the drive’s performance if the device is attached via a SCSI or an IDE channel. Have tried Name the media.


Send Feedback Questions, comments, suggestions? I have 5 tapes, which i use to do daily backups gb per day.


I poked around their site but couldn’t find anything for download. How to enable a bar code label rule and configure it for the tape device. The only big difference here is your autoloader. I’m hoping to see some improvement once the faster scsi scratch disk is in place, but I may just need to learn to live with that number.

Tape Drive Configuration Settings available in Backup Exec for Windows Servers (BEWS)

I have tried new cleaning tapes as well. Solved Go to solution. Ok, Have you tried using the. Catalog of a LTO2 tape. On year-old tapes that were used once per week with a similar job size, I’m seeing about errors total per tape.

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Just run a quick earse on the. Bacckup downloading the Dell utilities and run a full drive diagnostic to see if anything comes up.

The tapes were purchased along with the drive from Dell, and are labeled LTO Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Sign up using Email and Password.

But there are speed differences because of the different technology in the drive. MexiFinn Ars Centurion Registered: That said, it’s probably some other issue that’s causing the high error count.

You may also refer to the English Version of this knowledge base article for backuup information. I’m replacing the drive and cable tonight.