I am not sure if this is the correct forum to choose for this but this particular one is the closest I could find. I have a question regarding the StorageTek sl24 Tape Autoloader. I use Oracle Secure Backup and need to compress the data that I am storing to tape. I have been advised on how to do this using OSB however they said that it is recommended that I use my tape drives hardware compression capability. Does the StorageTek sl24 Tape Autoloader have the capability of hardware compression??
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Edited by: rukbat on Aug 27, 2012 3:27 PM Moderator Comment:
These are publicly viewable user-to-user forums, not a method to contact Oracle Technical Support.
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There's a small amount of information in the tape library documentation:
Considering there are a number of different possible drive technologies possible in that library chassis (e.g. SCSI versus SAS) you might consider logging a SR just to get a definitive answer. TechSupport can look up your box by serial number and discuss all you might ever ask about it.
Apologies....I am not trying to contact Oracle Tech Support. Simply asking if anyone who has an sl24 knows whether or not they support hardware compression. I have been unable to answer this on my own.
The LTO drives in SL24 and SL48 support compression. You can also check it through the library GUI. But I have to admit I would not know where to disable it. I know it is working because we tend to write between 1200 and 1600GB on LTO4 tapes (800GB uncompressed) without doing any compression in the backup software.