The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

Symantec Backup Exec

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January 28, 2009  3:56 AM

Symantec Backup Exec Fun



Posted by: Nathan Simon
backup exec compression, backup failing, compression not enabled, how to check for compression, SGMON.EXE, Symantec Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5d, Symantec Backup Exec Speed issues, tape backup

Backup Exec is a great application, my personal favorite. Recently I had issues with a backup, as you can see in one of my previous posts... the backup works fine, although compression will not turn on. It is known by most Backup Exec experts that Symantec Backup Exec enables compression when the...

January 20, 2009  3:58 AM

HP Dat 72 USB Internal Tape Drive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cleaning tape, crc, crc errors, DAT Tape drive, HP, HP DAT 72 USB, HP Tape Tools, poor tape drive performance, Symantec Backup Exec, Symantec Backup Exec Speed issues

I had a tape drive at a client slowly die, I was running Symantec Backup Exec 12d. I spent an hour or so troubleshooting and ended up calling HP tech support and they decided to replace the tape drive, soon after, the replacement tape drive died.... it was in there for about one week. I tried...


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