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Posted by: Bob Cozzi
Rogue Programmer
Cozzi Productions, Inc.
Chicagoland
Space/Capacity of a Tape in the tape drive
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Published: 07 Nov 2011
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Space/Capacity of a Tape in the tape drive Published by: Bob Cozzi on 07 Nov 2011 view comments(2)

As you all may know, I've had to take over some duties for a client whose primary support person passed away in September. So I'm doing things I haven't done (in some cases) for 20 years.

I'm rewriting their nightly autonomous backup and wondered if there is a way to check the open space on a tape in the tape drive. That or if I initialize it, is there a way to show its capacity? I need to know how much addition information/data I can include in the TAPE backup vs our "over the net" backup.

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