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  1. Tim, THANKS so much for the reply! -We are using LTO4 Tapes on a single, standalone LTO4 Ultrium Drive. That is what we have always used without issue to this point. -Data transfer speeds were 508.5 MB/m. Not sure if that is low, but that is usually what we get. -I did look at the log of the archive I tried doing and I did notice that I got the error: "Drive reported failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc" I rand the cleaning tape trough it twice, keeping in mind I also did it Monday, then I ran a tape last night and had the same issue with the same error. If the drive is "going", and its about 3 years old, do you have any recommendations on a new one? One that will allow us to unarchive our current LTO 4 tapes, but get higher capacity on new tapes like LTO5/6? THANKS so much in advance for your time! Steve
  2. Hello all! I have Retrospect 10.5 running on Mac OSX Sever and we have just a single LTO4 Tape drive hooked up. We do all manual backups by just choosing folders and backing them up to tape. Everything has been working fine until the 10.5 update and now when I try to do a backup, I always get the "needs media" error anywhere from 20% to 90% of the completed file copied to the tape. I am only trying to put about 400gb to a tape that is supposed to hold 800gb. I have tried doing a smaller backup, changed tapes, checked the hard drives, etc and nothing is working. Any advice would be very much appreciated. THANKS so much in advance! Steve
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