[Veritas-bu] Maximum mounts for an LTO-1 tape
Wayne T Smith
wtsmith at maine.edu
Thu Mar 24 17:14:33 CST 2005
Bull. The drives will wear out before the tapes will.
The tapes are equally good at 10, 100, or 1000 mounts in my brief 4 year
experience with LTO1. We have a few hundred tapes mounted on 4 or 5
Anthony Guzzi wrote, in part, on 3/24/2005 5:27 PM:
>I've had a manager tell me that we should be discarding our LTO-1 media after
>10 or so mounts. He mentioned that anything over 20 is asking for trouble. He
>said he bases this on prior experience. I've done some searching for what
>could be described as a 'best practice' regarding the expiring LTO media and
>haven't come up with anything definitive. I'm courious what others are doing.
>As for me, I've got tapes with anywhere from a dozen mounts to over a hundred.
>I don't get write errors when I do backups. I don't get read errors when I
>duplicate images or perform restores. 10 to 20 mounts seems a bit low. I'd be
>interested in hearing what limits others set before discarding an LTO tape. Thanks.
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