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Old 12-05-2007, 02:17 PM   #1
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tape cleaning cartridge


I have got a HP DDS cleaning cartidge to go into tape unit attached to a Solaris/ Sparc machine - does anyone know how to clean the tape drive after inserting the tape in the tape media?

Do I need to issue any mt command? I looked at HP website - they don't say anything.

Thanks.
 
Old 12-05-2007, 02:36 PM   #2
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Tape head cleaning should be automatic. Just insert the tape, the drive does the rest and when complete it will eject automatically.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:28 AM   #3
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If the tape drive has an "alert" or "clean" light it should turn off after a successful cleaning cycle.

As michaelk said above, it's usually just a matter of inserting the cartridge and allowing the drive to recognize it as a cleaning cartridge, at which point it should perform the maintenance automatically.
 
  


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