We use Quantum Ultrium 4 Data Cartridges (800/1600 GB). They are stored in a cubicle in the ITS building.
When new tapes are inserted into the robot on the i500 you must first put the correct label on the tape. Currently, the next new tape will be #109 (5/22/13).
Once a label is on and space created for them in the library - insert them into the robot.
At the Administration console desktop connection for PURPLE choose under the inventory for tapes refresh the contents of the robot. The new tapes should show up with the corresponding tape numbers. The standard pool chosen for new tapes is NetBackup. If these tapes are to be used for Exchange or Catalog purposes you must highlight the specific tape and double click. This brings up information regarding the tape and you can choose to change the volume pool at that time. When you refresh the screen again it should show up with the new tape matching the selected volume pool.
To insert new cleaning tapes you must first eject the old tapes. When that is done you will need to remove the label from the old tape to use on the new tape. Generally we use tape #34 and #83 for cleaning. Once these have been re-inserted in the robot you need to update the and the inventory run you will need to change the number of the cleanings available on the tape to 20.