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Tape drive cleaning

Post by perjonsson1960 » Apr 26, 2019 11:15 am

Folks,

I have inserted a cleaning tape into our tape library. Veeam B&R put it in the "Unrecognized" media pool, and the barcode is read as CLNU04L1. Do I have to do anything with it, or does Veeam already know that this is a cleaning tape, and will use it when required?

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Re: Tape drive cleaning

Post by Dima P. » Apr 26, 2019 12:12 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi PJ.

Cleaning tapes are stored in the Unrecognized media pool, so nothing to worry about. All you need to do - enable tape cleaning option in the tape library properties via Veeam B&R console. Please make sure that automated tape cleaning is disabled in the native library console (otherwise you might get additional drive cleaning runs).

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Re: Tape drive cleaning

Post by perjonsson1960 » Apr 26, 2019 12:32 pm

Thanks!

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