Length of Backup Time to Tape Calculator
In order to use this calculator, you need to know the following about about backup scenario:
- Amount of data that you're backing up. This calculator includes the BRU overhead. If
you have visited the Tape Backup Archive Size Calculator, do not enter the total you received from that page, doing so will cause the overhead
will be added twice, thus giving you an incorrect number.
- The Average speed of your tape drive in MB/Sec. See the Tape
Performance Figures table for more
information about various tape drives and their native top speed.
- The native tape capacity for your tapes. If you don't know the native capacity for your tapes,
visit the Tape Performance Figures table for information about various native tape capacities.
Fill in the blanks as explained. No commas in the numbers please. Decimals are allowed.
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about the problem. Please include the URL of the page that you're mentioning and any error messages
that you're receiving.