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How to "reformat" or "reset" or empty tapes?

dlalonde
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How to "reformat" or "reset" or empty tapes?

Hello

 

We have an HP LTO Ultrium-3 drive and I have just reinstalled Symantec Backup Exec 2010. 

 

Now I want to use these tapes again but now they're marked as "Retired Media".

 

I want to empty them and start over.

 

How do I do this?

 

Thank you

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Mark Matthews
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Re: How to "reformat" or "reset" or empty tapes?

This is more of a Backup Exec question not HP, but as I know the product, you need to move the tapes from the Retired Media set to the Scratch Media set which should make them overwritable.
Then do either a long or quick erase on them...

Thanks,
Mark...

 


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