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LTO - LTO4 Written Tape has a LTO3 External Label Causing the Library to Not Load the Tape on a LTO6 Drive (Doc ID 2587163.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek SL3000 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
Sun StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
LTO Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


LTO4 written tape has an LTO3 external label. The library will not load the tape on an LTO6 Drive for read activity.

LTO3 tape was written by an LTO4 tape drive.  The LTO4 written tape should be able to be read by an LTO6 drive but the library won't move the tape to the drive.


 LTO4 tape drives have been removed from the environment since the tape was written years ago.


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