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Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby jimbliss » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:51 pm

Is there or will there be a drive cleaning option:?:
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:41 am

This feature might be introduced in one of the future releases. For now you should use built-in capabilities of your tape device. Thanks.
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby mangoworks2002 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:59 pm

Any updates on this?
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:34 pm

No updates yet.
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby viljemt » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:32 am

Hi,
any updates on this topic?
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:38 pm

No updates since Vitaliy's reply a week ago.
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby viljemt » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:13 pm

Sorry, I saw date from first post.
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby dutch123 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:35 am

Any update regarding this?
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:08 pm

Hello guys,
Right now we do recognize the cleaning media and do not take in into processing. Can I encourage everyone to provide more details or background information on this feature request? Are you looking for the possibility to schedule drive cleaning job from the VBR UI? Thanks to all in advance.
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby JvZanten » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:19 am

seeing the reply date from Dima, this feature will not be included in Update 2 of VBR8 I suppose ?

It would be handy the have scheduled or automatic job be able to clean the drive (with counter on how much the cleaning tape has been used)

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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:58 am

JvZanten wrote:seeing the reply date from Dima, this feature will not be included in Update 2 of VBR8 I suppose ?

That's correct.
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby JvZanten » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:46 am

damn, sorry to hear, is it already on the wishlist ? and if so any time frame ?
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby archambeaud » Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:45 am

Hi,

For me letting the drive manage the cleaning cartridge is ok, but sometimes it decide to clean the drive during the tape backup and the backup to tape job failed.
The job recognize correctly the cleaning tape into the drive and stop the job with a "timeout for device ready".
Then, when a tape job recognize the cleaning tape it's ok if it wait until the drive unload the cleaning tape and continue the tape job.

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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:05 am

David,
So you are saying if a tape job is in progress (and one drive is busy) and you manually perform another drive cleaning the tape job fails?
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Re: Drive Cleaning?

Veeam Logoby archambeaud » Mon May 04, 2015 10:17 am

Hi,

Sorry for late reply.

I would said that if a tape job is in progress and the job unload the drive to change the cartridge (because it's full), and a cleaning job is waiting (because the tape loader decides when to clean the drive).
In this case the tape loader load the cleaning tape, do the cleaning and unload it, but in the same time the veeam tape job failed because the tape loaded is not correct, or it times out because it waits too long before a good cartridge.the tape loader load the cleaning tape, do the cleaning and unload it, but in the same time the veeam tape job failed because the tape loaded is not correct, or it time out because it waits too long before a good cartridge.

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