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What is "Tape Spanning" and how do I enable it?

Tape Spanning allows you to write one large job across multiple LTO tapes. It can be enabled in the "Settings" page under the "Tape" tab.

Check out the video below for an explanation of what Tape spanning is, and how to use it.

 

Tape Spanning

 

1. Tapes must be prepared/formatted prior to the backup job.  

2. Once a tape is finished, the library will pick up the next tape that is ready.

3. If a tape library finishes on the last tape in the library, the next tape will be the 1st slot.