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PURPLE - Standard Procedure for Handling Cleaning Tapes i500

Overview

New cleaning tapes are needed in the i500.

Symptoms

The number of cleanings performed reaches 20 times on a single tape. 

Resolution

Procedures: Cleaning tapes for the I500

Info - New cleaning tapes are in the Sever Room with the empty DLT tapes for Opal

Determining the Status of Cleaning tapes:

  1. Info -The valid tape numbers are 000034s and 000184s
  2. Open the NetBackup Administration console and navigate to Media>Robots>TLD (0)
  3. Right click on 000034s and select “change”
  4. Read the number of cleanings remaining in the window that comes up. If the number is less than 3 the tape needs to be changed.
  5. Close the window by clicking on “cancel”
  6. Right click on 000184s and select “change”
  7. Read the number of cleanings remaining in the window that comes up If the number is less than 3 the tape needs to be changed.
  8. Close the window by clicking on “cancel”

 

Changing the cleaning tapes

  1. Remove the old tape(s) from opal determined in the previous steps by highlighting the tape(s) and ejecting.
  2. Remove the barcode tags from the used tapes and discard (throw away) the tapes. Retain the barcode tag.
  3. Get an unused tape from where they are stored.
  4. Insert the barcode from the expended cleaning tape into the new tape’s holder. Using a sharpie, mark the current date on the labeled side of the tape.
  5. Put the new tape into the i500 media access port and inventory the robot (remember to select  “empty media access port prior to update”).  Note:  On the list of tapes in the robot you will see the new tape when the procedure is complete.
  6.  Right click on the new tape and select “change” enter the number of cleanings remaining as (New Count) “20”, then click “OK”.

 

The system is now ready to use the new cleaning tape. Repeat with second tape if necessary.

Author

Bill Van Haften        17-Apr-2012

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