Copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8

Hello Everyone,
I need some recommendation on NBU and copying data from LTO 3 to LTO 8.
We are running old version of NBU 6.0 . The first question is:
1. Is it possible to copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8?
2. Waht steps needs to be kept in mind from the architecture point of view to do that?
3. What is the minimum version of NBU we need to upgrade in order to copy from LTO 3 to LTO 8?
4. If Veritas has any document Pls share


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Re: Copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8

1. Yes. It is called duplication.
2. You need tape drives to read the LTO3 media (LTO3, LTO4 or LTO5 drive(s) ) and LTO8 drives and media to duplicate to. Preferrably connected to the same media server.
3. NBU 7.7
4. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/doc/18716246-126559472-0/v41087680-126559472

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1. Yes. It is called duplication.
2. You need tape drives to read the LTO3 media (LTO3, LTO4 or LTO5 drive(s) ) and LTO8 drives and media to duplicate to. Preferrably connected to the same media server.
3. NBU 7.7
4. https://www.veritas.com/support/en_US/doc/18716246-126559472-0/v41087680-126559472

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Re: Copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8

Pretty much as Marianne says ....

You cannot specify a target tape, you specify the target pool, so just make sure the LTO8 tapes are in their own unique volume pool.

bpduplicate -id <media id to copy> -dstunit <destination storage unit>  -dp <destination volume pool>

bpduplicate -id TAPE1 -dstunit tape_stu -dp nbu-duplicate

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Re: Copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8

Thanks Marianne !!!

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Also, remember that no hardware is compatible with both LTO3 & LTO8, so you'll need at least two tape units, one which can read LTO3 media (could be LTO3, LTO4 or LTO5 drives) and another that could write LTO8 (only LTO8 tapes can write on LTO8 media right now). You should be able to duplicate from the old media to disk, and from there to the new media.

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Re: Copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8

@Alexis_Jeldrez
Thanks for confirming what I posted 5 days ago!
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Re: Copy data from LTO 3 to LTO 8

I'm sorry, I misread your post Smiley Sad