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Backup problem the backup is complete, but it showing red c signal in the front panel

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This means that the drive's head needs cleaning. So, load the cleaning tape into the drive to start the cleaning function.

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Error 5 on the front panel usually refers to a read write error of some description.
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I suspect that your backup software has "locked" the drive / library from the front panel.

This is why disconnecting / rebooting the library solves the issue.

If you are using backup exec or similar, try going to devices, selecting the library, right click and "unlock" before using the front panel buttons.
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  1. Valueloader should have "SEQ" on front screen.
  2. Insert media into Valueloader

NTBackup will NOT see individual tapes, but treat the SDLT320 drive as a stand alone with one big tape, and the Valueloader will automatically change tape, in sequence, until the backup is done.

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It sounds like your first drive is defiantly shot. The second one suggests the drive has failed as well. You should be able to eject the tape manually using a long piece of steel. Such as a paper clip.

Taken from the manual
If all the right side or left side lights flash on the front panel:
There is a fault with the drive.
1 Try turning the power switch on the drive off and then on again.
2 If the problem persists, call for service.

So your sorda up a creek. Can i suggest moving to HDD backup system? They are ultra cheap, reliable, and much faster than Tape backup systems.

Alternativly if you have data you need to recover, you can purchase new (used) drives off ebay for about $200

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