Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Handling the tape can damage the tape’s surface or edges, which may interfere with read or write reliability. Do not be alarmed if you are seeing cleaning light come on more frequently than you are used to seeing on Dell PowerVault LTO This is because verify enabled will double the amount of passes the tape makes over the head. If failure occurs, clean the drive and try a 3rd tape. To prevent erasing a tape set the write protect switch.

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Press the Eject button quickly 3 times within 2 seconds. Some may eject a tape and some tapes may become permanently stuck in the drive and require the drive to be returned. We suggest running the full test if you think the errors occur later in the backup — run the short test if errors tend to occur early in the backup 2. Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2. Miscellaneous Media Included Pwervault.

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There can be no guarantee that all Ultrium- x tapes will be the same color. If a failure occurs, mark the tape and set it aside. Most LTO drives have a capability to reset the drive in the event of a stuck tape or other non-responsive drive issues.

The media can be used to determine if errors are related to tape hardware or certain pieces of media.


Dell powervault t dlt vs tape drive – user’s guide 39 pages. Summary of Contents for Dell PowerVault T LTOL Page 1 Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. A periodic maintenance threshold has been exceeded.

To print the manual completely, please, download it. Future version may eliminate this requirement. If for some reason the cartridge memory is damaged or corrupted, the user will experience difficulty with the cartridge.

For the purposes of this document only universal or for use with all cleaning media will be discussed. Tape related problems can come from two primary sources; Media and Hardware. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The Tape Device Self test can be used to do a quick verify of drive operations without spending hours writing to tape in search of bad media as seen in the Media test.

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Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. Dell PowerEdge Diagnostics also includes a Media Eject test that can be run to force an eject on a tape.

To troubleshoot errors with tape drives, you need to determine the root of the problem. If a tape is not labeled universal or for use with all, then Dell recommends the user to powervaklt a tape with that designation.


If you perform a backup with verify, you will see a cleaning request twice as frequently as when verify is not used. For this reason the drive can only search from the beginning of tape BOT to end of tape EOT across all lto-2l- to find the data. Act like your business depends on them Backups: The erase feature in backup software is the preferred method for erasing an LTO tape.

200/400 GB PowerVault 110T LTO-2 Tape Drive for Dell PowerEdge 2600 Server Series

In addition to the type of cartridge, the CM holds a selection of important information which the drive uses to setup and calibrate. Such exposure can cause the loss of recorded data or make the blank cartridge powervaul. Fibre channel storage arrays with microsoft windows server failover clusters 60 pages. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, The Tape Drive Eject test can be used to try to eject a stuck tape.

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