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Old 06-20-2003, 11:48 AM   #1
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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.

Old 06-20-2003, 12:04 PM   #2
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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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