Cloning from LTO3 to LTO5 tapes
We do full backups monthly on LTO3 tape. We also clone those tapes on LTO3 tape. However, we are trying to use less tape, so we are considering cloning to LTO5 tapes, which hold a lot more data than LTO3 tapes. (They also backup faster than LTO3 tapes.)
Does anyone forsee any problems with using different LTO tapes for the clones than for the original backups?
We use EMC Networker version 188.8.131.52.Build.235 as our backup software, and we use a Spectralogic T950 (with BlueScale12.1.5) as our backup machine. Also, we do volume clones, not saveset clones.