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parameter tape_user_count

hi

how much we can increase tape_user_count value,

byefault value is 100, can i increase this value

thanks

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    May 26, 2010 at 01:52 PM

    Hi dude!

    The parameter "tape_use_count" specifies the maximum number of times a volume can be written to. The default value is 100 but you can change it to whatever value you want; the important point here is that you stop writing your backups into that volume when it is not in a suitable condition anymore.

    I take advantage to remind the huge importance of testing the backups already done. I guess that we have all been told stories about incautious administrators having unusable backups that theoretically were fine only because they didn't detect any warnings in the backup logs.

    Cheers!!

    -Jesú

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  • May 26, 2010 at 02:20 PM

    simple re-label the tape. it will reset its usage count to 0

    brbackup -i

    note that 100 read/write is a big number and tape will eventually wear out... thus bringing risks of failed backups, or worse, unreadable backups.

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