I searched the forum & seen several similiar post, but none seem to be answered. I have a seagate dat 40 drive which is in the Veritas HCL list as tested. I have the latest drivers & firmare on both the tape drive & scsi controller. My total Job size is 36gb & the following problem only occured after V10 install
I only get the native compacity (20gb) on my tapes, I have hardware compression enabled. My back up compresses fine (36gb) in BE 8 & 9 & also in NTBACKUP. Currently my jobs are spanning two tapes & only getting about 19gb on the 1st tape. Again, hardware compression is enabled. I have a TAPERX installed & when I use it to enable hardware compression on my drive, then preform a compression test, all works fine. After BE 10 runs a job I can go back to my TAPERX utility & now see that compression is disabled & it fails a compression test. I knwo the problem is with V.10 because as I stated this issue didn't occur in V.8 & V.9 nor in NTbackup. I have read several post where Veritas support has dodged this issue & passed it on to the Tape drive vendor. this is unacceptable & needs to be address ASAP.