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HP DLT VS80 tape drive

Andrea Bryan
Occasional Visitor

HP DLT VS80 tape drive

New HP DLT VS80 drive is giving an error "Initializing command needed" . Plz help
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Jaclyn Rothe
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP DLT VS80 tape drive

Is this from software or on the front of the unit?

Flashing firmware with LTT should reset the device. Otherwise:
what OS do you have?
What back up software?
Is this an internal or external drive? rack or tabletop?