Storage Boards Cleanup
To make it easier to find information about HPE Storage products and solutions, we are doing spring cleaning. This includes consolidation of some older boards, and a simpler structure that more accurately reflects how people use HPE Storage.
Tape Libraries and Drives
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DLT40 Use cleaning tape solid light

David Vincent
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DLT40 Use cleaning tape solid light

How to get rid off that message even if we use a good cleaning cartridge. Is there a reset procedure??
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Re: DLT40 Use cleaning tape solid light

If it keeps asking to be cleaned, the drive may have R/W problems. Try getting L&TT (HP diagnostic tool) at and run some tests, do a firmware update. If you get I/O errors then more in likely your R/W heads may be worn or damaged.

How long do your backups take on average? (before this happened)
How often do you clean the drive?