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RAKUNTA
Frequent Advisor

lto tape

hi
my lto tape is gone to POOR stage .how can i make it well.
any one can suggest me?
please...
3 REPLIES
Suraj K Sankari
Honored Contributor

Re: lto tape

Hi,
>>my lto tape is gone to POOR stage

Not able to understand .... what did you mean but POOR.

used good clean cartilage before taking backups

Suraj
madhuchakkaravarthy
Trusted Contributor

Re: lto tape

hi

u mean to say in DP ,,,

if so

export the tape from slots in particular device and format it.

regards

MC
Richard Bickers
Trusted Contributor

Re: lto tape

You need to differentiate between an issue with your drive and with your tapes. A clean might work and is always worth a try but I'd also suggest running the drive assessment test of LTT (http://www.hp.com/support/tapetools) which will give a go/no go assessment of your drive as long as you can find a spare, trusted tape to run it with.

An LTT support ticket will give a 'warn' for degraded drives/tapes rather than 'poor' so it probably isn't that.

To keep a drive in good condition it needs:
* A clean environment
* Use of good condition media
* New media actually keeps the drive clean so try to rotate tapes to some extent
It's more interesting when it's gone wrong