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SMTape capabilities

SMTape capabilities such as backup of Snapshot copies, incremental and differential backups, preservation of deduplication and compression features on restored volumes, and tape seeding help you optimize your tape backup and restore operations.

SMTape provides the following capabilities:

SMTape supports the blocking factor in multiples of 4 KB, in the range of 4 KB through 256 KB.

Note: You can restore data to volumes created across up to two major consecutive Data ONTAP releases only.