How many no. of cleaning count should be set on HP-LTO3 cleaning tape?

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I am searching for answer for how many no. of cleaning count should be set on HP-LTO3 cleaning tape?

 

This question comes in my mind when i came across following message while cleaning tape drive

"No cleaning tape is defined in the device's robot or 0 cleanings remaining"

When vmqueried the cleaning found below details:

/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/vmquery -m CLNU01
================================================================================
media ID:              CLNU01
media type:            1/2" cleaning tape 3 (25)
barcode:               CLNU01
media description:     Cleaning Cartridge
volume pool:           None (0)
robot type:            TLD - Tape Library DLT (8)
robot number:          0
robot slot:            4
robot control host:    backupmaster
volume group:          000_00000_TLD
vault name:            ---
vault sent date:       ---
vault return date:     ---
vault slot:            ---
vault session id:      ---
vault container id:    -
created:               Tue Mar 17 12:53:51 2009
assigned:              ---
last mounted:          ---
first mount:           ---
expiration date:       ---
cleanings left:        0

 

Currently I have incresed this count by changing the tape property

Number of cleaning remiaing >>New count

Previously count was set to 50.

Now my drives are getting cleaned with same cleaning tape.

But still how long I can use the same tape in future.

 

Pls provide your expert advice.

 

Thanks & Regards

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It's drive dependent - But usually a universal cleaning cartridge can used 15-50 times.

See : http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/MiddleFrame.asp?page=config&ProductLineId=450&FamilyId=1455&BaseID=7754

and

http://www.imation.com/en-us/Imation-Products/Tape-Cartridges--Accessories/Ultrium-Tape-Cartridges/LTOUltrium-Universal-Cleaning-Cartridge/

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depend on

It's drive dependent - But usually a universal cleaning cartridge can used 15-50 times.

See : http://h71016.www7.hp.com/dstore/MiddleFrame.asp?page=config&ProductLineId=450&FamilyId=1455&BaseID=7754

and

http://www.imation.com/en-us/Imation-Products/Tape-Cartridges--Accessories/Ultrium-Tape-Cartridges/LTOUltrium-Universal-Cleaning-Cartridge/

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Fuji Cleaning tapes

The table shows the maximum number of times the drive allows the FujiFilm cleaning cartridge to be used before reporting that the cleaning cartridge is expired.

LTO Utrim Drive Manufacturer/Model Max Cleanings
IBM 3580 and IBM StorageSmart T200/TX200 Utrium Drives 50
IBM StorageSmart half high LTO Ultrium drives 15
Seagate LTO Ultrium Drives 50
HP LTO Ultrium Drives 15

Hi Nicolai,   Thanks for

Hi Nicolai,

 

Thanks for information.

Regards,

Anish

Lots of thanks marche1990!!!

Lots of thanks marche1990!!!

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