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I HAVE A ULTRIUM TAPE DRIVE 920 IT ALWAYS ASK ME TO OVERWRITE THE TAPE BUT THE TAPE IS NOT YET FULL WHEN IT REACH THE CAPCITY OF 300GB, IT ASK ME TO OVERWRITE THE TAPE???? CAN YOU HELP WITH MY PROBLEM

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It asking you to overwrite because that is how you set up the backup job. Setup a new backup job using append instead of normal backup and the message will go away. Its not problem its a feature to prevent you from overwriting data.

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