Not sure about configuration changes but if you change Backup command to not save access paths will shorten backup time but will increase restore time due to the fact that access paths will be rebuilt at restore time…..Rick
Not necessarily LTO2 specific, but I have those also and have changed to a backup to virtual tape (i.e. backup to disk) which is much faster, that DUPTAPing that backup to physical media on the LTO2s and sending that offsite….Carter
You can as well save to save files and dump latter on the tape.
As well you can use MONMSG in the beginning of the process and it will short the process. Sol