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ghight 06-20-2003 10:48 AM

Deleting DDS 4 Tapes w/ Magnet
 
Is using a magnet an acceptable way to delete a DDS 4 tape? I need to get the serial number that another server backup system applied to the tape deleted. This makes it none useable to the new server backup system.

Thanks

Nukes 06-20-2003 11:04 AM

I wouldn't do that, try using mt to erase the tape:
mt -f /dev/nst0 erase
you will have to change the nst0 to whatever device you are using. Maybe use a rewind device (st0) if you like.


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