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HP Tape Library Maintenance

Do Not clean the tape drives in a HP tape library unless and until the cleaning LED blinks. It is strictly recommended by HP.
Also do not fill all the slots with media, always leave 2 slots free apart from the male slots. This helps to avoid media struck in the library.

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What do i do when tape drive fails to mount and all four lights flash?


Use cleaning tape and clean the drive.
Update firmware of the tape drive via Library and tape tools.
switch off and switch on the drive.
that's it

Jan 13, 2011 | HP Compaq ProLiant ML350 G3 Server

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My Backup HP Tape Drive 232 flusing led "Cean" and "Tape"


This can often be resolved by loading a Cleaning tape. Cleaning tapes are specific for the LTO1 and can be used only a set number of times. This can be caused by a particular tape which is imparting contaminates into the drive. LTO drives should be cleaned when the light flashes only and not after a fixed number of hours.See the HP LTO1 user guide for details.

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why are the blinking of cleaning lights of tape drive HP Ultrium 448 Model No. DW017B


Use Library and Tape Tools (L&TT) to upgrade to the latest firmware
This is especially important if the problem with an Ultrium 215 or Ultrium 230 (LTO Generation 1). Outdated firmware in these models can often give load problems.
New revisions of firmware are released to fix issues that have been found since product launch. Some of these are firmware defects and some are additional functionality to deal with new drivers, server or application behavior etc. It is always recommended to ensure your drive has the latest released firmware from HP.
All firmware releases are tested thoroughly by HP and drives will only accept firmware that is intended for them - they will reject the wrong version - so don't worry, this is not a risky process.
Whenever you perform a firmware upgrade make absolutely sure that the upgrade process is complete before power-cycling the drive. If the drive is power-cycled while the upgrade process is still in operation the firmware could be corrupted resulting in a dead drive.
Ensure you have the most up-to-date drivers for your device.
If you do not already have L&TT click here to download
Click here for the L&TT FAQ. (www.hp.com/support/lttfaq) Look for How do I verify that my drive's firmware is up to date? in the contents.

Jul 20, 2010 | HP (DW017A) Ultrium Tape Drive

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StorageTek L40- Service required Led Blinking always.


Remove the server connection from the library.

power on the library, follow the display in the front panel. The library will do some checks. Note where it fails. Press the select button, it will display the some code message. With the error code refer the manual.

Sep 18, 2007 | Storagetek L40 DLT Tape Drive

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service required led blinking


You will need to get a StorageTek engineer out onsite to have a look at the problem, the light will not dissapear until resetted by a engineer.

Jul 10, 2007 | Storagetek L80 DLT Tape Drive

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