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Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby hbardowicks » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:52 am

Hi,

do we offer a generic Tape Testing tool to check the library function and tape speed? I look for something like TapeToolGui from CV or tapeexercise from NW.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:17 am

I believe there is no universal tool, as those are tape device manufacturer-specific. So, the choice might vary, based on the library/drive you're using. Thanks.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby rreed » Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:28 pm 1 person likes this post

Per support ticket #01715660, your support engineer passed along to us TapeLibTest.exe which we've been using to attempt to flush out our tape speed issues. I don't know anything about the utility, whether it's a Veeam product, from Dell/HP (our hardware setup), etc.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:48 pm

I must have been slightly wrong. We do have self-written tool (TapeLibTest.exe) available for support team the main use case of which is to measure read from tape/write to tape performance. Thanks.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby hbardowicks » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:59 am

Perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby EnerconIT » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:10 pm

Where can the TapeLibTest.exe file be downloaded from?
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:34 am

You need to contact our support team for that. Thanks!
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby kkuszek » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:52 pm

This would be good to be just packed in the install folder for anyone wishing to diagnose.

I know I haven't been happy with tape speed, so if that was in my install folder I would just go run it and see.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby DaveWatkins » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:58 pm

Couldn't agree more, include it with the installer for simple user testing.
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Re: Tape Testing Tool

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:41 am

It's been primarily implemented for support team. And as every other tool specifically developed for internal use the said tape utility does not have user-friendly interface. Neither does it have detailed documentation.

So, being used outside of support, it has tiny chances to be helpful for end-users.

Anyway, thank you for the feedback; appreciated.
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