[windows2000] Re: Arcserve not compressing data....

  • From: "Steve Rance" <Steve.Rance@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:39:20 +0100

Thats how I understand it too.  The problem is the hardware is not compressing 
the data, and ArcServe won't compress the data because it 'thinks' that the 
hardware is compressing it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Fowler [mailto:mfowler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 24 September 2003 17:32
To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [windows2000] Re: Arcserve not compressing data....


 From what I understand, if the hardware (tape drive) is compressing the 
data, ArcServe will not.


At 05:15 PM 9/24/2003 +0100, you wrote:

>Hello, any ideas on this one?
>
>On our Windows 2000 File Server (SP3) running Arcserve 2000 (SP4) with AIT 
>35/70 tape drive, it will only backup 35Gb onto one tape before prompting 
>for another one (ie. it is not compressing the data).
>
>I am 100% sure that we are using the correct tapes as it use to compress, 
>this is something that has started to happen.  It worked fine before, I 
>was getting around 50Gb onto a tape.  There has been no changes to the 
>setup of the server, hardware or software when it stopped working correctly.
>
>I have checked every setting I can find but can't get any more that 35Gb 
>onto a tape.
>
>If I turn on software compression (within Arcserve) I get the warning when 
>backing up that it has been disabled as hardware compression is being used.
>
>Any Ideas, because our file server is not being backed probably at the 
>moment....
>
>thanks,
>
>Steve
>
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