Our existing model 820 has an Ultrium1 tape drive attached (the 7 tape autoloader model 3581, I think). Each night we run a Go SAVE, option 21 (1 hour) and our system fits nicely on one tape about 100gb in size. I'm configuring an Ultrium3 on a new i5 to reduce our backup time and increase our tape capacity. This time, I'm considering the U3 single slot unit rather than the autoloader.
My question is this, how often do you find the single slot U3 tape drive needs to be cleaned? I was haunted by a single slot 8mm tape drive, years ago, that was a PITA and needed cleaned nearly everyday.
Any info would be appreciated.
July 14, 2005 4:16 PM
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