Hello, I am running Veritas 9.0 on Win 2000 Advanced server using a single DDS4 Compaq tape drive. The drive is working properly because the data is being written to it fine. My problem is I can not run the cleaning tape without it being ejected immediately. I have verified that I am using the correct cleaning tape and have tried different tapes right out of the box. I have have the same problem with another server with identical hardware.
I would like to schedule cleaning but 9.0 does not seen to support it for the stand alone drive. Can anyone please help.
There is no need to schedule a cleaning job on a stand alone drive - as all you need to do is put the cleaning tape in - and wait for it to eject.
The cleaning jobs is designed for autoloaders where you assign a slot as the cleaning slot/tape and when you schedule a cleaning job it will pick up the tape from this slot.
When you say eject immediately, how long is immediately - a cleaning tape should eject out in about 1-2 minutes or so.