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grgjtsi's avatar
Level 4
11 years ago

Cleaning tape

Hi, Although I've done the cleaning robots, when I run the command tpclean.exe -L, says it needs cleaning. Also on netbackup Administrator console, I see it has been used 0 times. Even in drve tell...
  • Mark_Solutions's avatar
    11 years ago

    That means NetBackup will not use the drive until it has been cleaned

    You need to put the cleaning tape in the library so that NetBackup can use it when it needs to - it only takes a minute or so and should not cause any backups to fail as a result

    I would usually advise to keep 2 cleaning tapes in a library so that you always have one available.

    Without one NBU will simply not use that drive again until it sees it has been cleaned