AIT5 drive compatibility with SDX1-CL cleaning tape
We just upgraded our tape drives from AIT3 to AIT5. I noticed that we are still using SDX1-CL cleaning tapes in the jukebox and I saw listed on the container description only AIT1, 2, and 3. Is it permissible to use this cleaning tape with AIT5 drives?
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these tape cartridges are very slow to read & write. if u r reading a set of data & need to go back for certain data u have to rewind & wait & watch until that data area arrives. it takes a lot of time. in order to save time u need optical disk drives & dvds to backup your data. u can also ask them to convert your tape cartridge data into optical disks.
Download the Ubuntu Live ISO (if you dont have it already) and burn it to CD Restart your computer (booting from the Ubuntu Live CD) Insert a 1GB or larger USB flash drive Open a terminal window and type sudo su Now type fdisk -l to list available drives/partitions (note which device is your flash drive Example: /dev/sdb). Throughout this tutorial, replace all instances of x with your flash drive letter. For example, if your flash drive is sdb, replace x with b. Type umount /dev/sdx1 Type fdisk /dev/sdx type p to show the existing partition and d to delete it type p again to show any remaining partitions (if partitions exist, repeat the previous step) type n to make a new partition type p for primary partition type 1 to make this the first partition hit enter to use the default 1st cylinder type +750M to set the partition size type a to make this partition active type 1 to select partition 1 type t to change the partition filesystem type 6 to select the fat16 file system type n to make another new partition type p for primary partition type 2 to make this the second partition hit enter to use the default cylinder hit enter again to use the default last cylinder type w to write the new partition table Type umount /dev/sdx1 to unmount the partition Type mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n usb /dev/sdx1 to format the first partition
"Alternately you can try mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n usb /dev/sdx1 (doesn't always work)" Type umount /dev/sdx2 to ensure the partition is unmounted Type mkfs.ext2 -b 4096 -L casper-rw /dev/sdx2 to format the second partition Remove and Re-insert your flash drive Back at the terminal, type sudo apt-get install syslinux mtools Type syslinux -sf /dev/sdx1 Restart your computer, remove the CD and boot back into Windows
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You should now be booting into Ubuntu Linux from your USB drive!
If that doesnt work make sure you are using the right drive in your backup software!
It sounds like a message often seen in windows backup where you have selected the wrong tape drive from the list and it just tells you "No compatible media found" when actually the drive listed isnt even connected to your system still
Make sure there are no pending jobs on the drive, if the drive is expecting a tape and gets a cleaning tape it will spit it out. Also, has the cleaning tape been used a lot? They have a limited life cycle and if they have exceeded their max uses they may not work.