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Windows 7: Any LTO tape experts here?

22 Apr 2015   #1

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit
Any LTO tape experts here?

Anyone know why it seems impossible to create an OS system drive image direct to tape? It appears all the software that supports Windows 7 64 bit Pro either will not do this, or doing so results in errors. It seems the recommended way is to image to another hard drive, and then store said image to tape. To REstore they suggest copying the image from tape to a spare HD, then restoring from that. Anyone know WHY this convoluted procedure is required or recommended, as I am curious as to the reasoning. Thanks.

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01 Jul 2015   #2

windows 7 64bit enterprise

try acronis adv supports tapes as a disaster recovery media and it works great..all yoiu need to do is creat the acronis bootable media and boot from it and do a drive/partition backup whichever you prefer but i suggest drive backup if you restore and want the restored drive sure there are others but this works for me flawlessly
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27 Jul 2015   #3

Win 7 Pro 64 Bit

I may well give the current Acronis a go, but when I last tried it I was horrified by the sheer size of the programme, and when I came to un-install it using the recommended method it left vast swaths of debris behind. Thank you for the post, much appreciated
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