Mixing LTO5 and LTO6

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Mixing LTO5 and LTO6

Veeam Logoby mfo » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:38 am

Our data grow over time and LTO5 tapes are now require 3 tapes instead of 2 per week.
I thought of buying some LTO6 tapes and using one LTO6 and one LTO5 tape per week.
Can I configure such a scenario with Veeam B&R or will it just use the next free tape regardless of size?
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Re: Mixing LTO5 and LTO6

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:08 am 1 person likes this post


That should not be a problem if your drives can read/write both formats.
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Re: Mixing LTO5 and LTO6

Veeam Logoby FredMez » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:24 pm

I am doing it. As long as you are using an LTO6 drive.
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