In Backup Server 12.0 the stripe number must be stored in integer format. Earlier versions of Backup Server stored the stripe number in the HDR1 label in ASCII format in 4 bytes. Thus, earlier Backup Server versions will not be able to load a dump file that uses the version 12.0 dump format. However, Backup Server 12.0 can read and write earlier versions of the dump format. Dump or load operations involving one or more remote servers will abort with an error message in the following instance: if one or more remote servers uses an earlier Backup Server version and the number of stripes to which the database is dumped (or from which it is loaded) is greater than 32.