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S.S.
Super Advisor

Cleaning the drives

Hi,

We are using the tape library MSL 6000.

We have LTO3 Ultrium universal cleaning tape. May i know how can i clean my drive?

Also, how frequently we should clean the drives?

Thank you.
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor
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Re: Cleaning the drives

To clean the drive just load the cleaning tape on it. The drive will recognize that it's a cleaning tape and use it.

On Ultrium drives clean them only when they request it.
Modris Bremze
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Cleaning the drives

Cleaning is done by selecting the "Scan..." option on a cleaning tape in DataProtector Manager. As for the frequency, the http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1268210681911+28353475&threadId=736641 thread might have some info on that.
S.S.
Super Advisor

Re: Cleaning the drives

Hi,

I have loaded the cleaning tape on the library via the mail slot; moved it to the drive and i kept it for 15min after that i have ejected the tape.

May i know how long it runs?

Thank you.
S.S.
Super Advisor

Re: Cleaning the drives

Thank you.