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continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

bo pritchard
Occasional Contributor

continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

i've got a DLT 7000 8tape library that is continually giving me a "CLEAN DRIVE" message on the lcd...i'll clean the drive and just as soon as i attempt to start a backup it will come right back up...i've got a brand new cleaning tape in there..

any one have any ideas?
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Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

I would replace my DLT tape with new tapes
josemaria cr
Regular Advisor

Re: continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

Did you try to reset the hw? It can be due to an old problem, not present now.

jm
Paul Barham_2
Occasional Advisor

Re: continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

Suggest reading of some of the causes of the above on some great info on this web site.
Another suggestion is to download the Library and Tape Tolls from HP (Hotfix 3.5 version) and run some diags on the drive.
By analysing the logs it should inform you of any problems with media or H/W.
Regards..
bo pritchard
Occasional Contributor

Re: continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

i'm running 10.20...and the LTT is for 11...right?
Stuart Whitby
Trusted Contributor

Re: continual CLEAN DRIVE message...why?

I've seen this problem on a system before, but it was specifically with Fuji tapes. Maxell tapes in the same drives worked perfectly. Put in a brand new Fuji tape and the drive cleaning light would come on. I have no idea why - Fuji tapes have worked fine in plenty of other installations that I've seen....
A sysadmin should never cross his fingers in the hope commands will work. Makes for a lot of mistakes while typing.