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Backup Problem With Win 2003 Server and Veritas 10D Software there is no compression, though in the tasks compression is enabled. After reaching 80GB of data in a backup, the tape comes out and the backup-software asks for the next tape. We use DLT VS160 Tapes from Dell where about 160 GB should be no problem. Thanks in advance.

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80GB is the non compressed and 160GB is fully compressed. Based on my experience youll never get a compression rate of more than 1.5 to 1, so you should expect to get more than 120GB on the tape.

The issue that you are having is that you are using the drivers that either are built into windows or came with the tape drive and not the driver from symantec.

Go into Tools->Wizards->Device Configuration Wizard and follow the step to "Install tape device drivers". This should take care of the compression issue.


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