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Force Cleaning Tape Drive

Post by pronto » Apr 23, 2018 1:56 pm

HI Community,

we are using Veeam B&R version 9.5 and have activated the automatic drive cleaning. We are currently in dialogue with the technical support of the drive manufacturer and they now want us to do a manual cleaning of the drive. With our former backup software it was effectual to insert a cleaning tape, it was automatically detected and the drive got cleaned. We got a positive feedback about that because the time of cleaning was recorded in the properties of the drive. In Veeam this feedback is missing. Can anyone tell me how to force Veeam to clean the drive and how we can verify this?

Thx & Bye Tom

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Re: Force Cleaning Tape Drive

Post by Dima P. » Apr 23, 2018 3:42 pm

Hello Tom.

Veeam B&R console does not provide manual cleaning option for your tape drive. Is it possible to initiate cleaning via library console?

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Re: Force Cleaning Tape Drive

Post by pronto » Apr 24, 2018 1:09 pm

Hello Dima,

...jepp it is. We have now activated the auto cleaning feature within the library.

Thx & Bye Tom

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