Question about HP Hewlett-Packard StorageWorks DAT 72 Tape Drive (DW027A) Tape Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tape drives do need cleaning frequently and the 'auto clean' facility may not be enough. The problem is the continuous shedding of oxide needs cleaning right off and the auto system may not be enough. What you need is a back-up Drive. and the out of service drive needs physically stripping down to clean all off using a soft brush and where appropriate coproponal alcohol
Posted on Jun 14, 2007
Just the fact that /dev/st0 exists indicates that the OS sees the tape drive. When you say you are "moving the data to tape drive" just how are you doing this? Have you read the dump man page?
Posted on Jan 28, 2008
Yeah the Ultrium 4 tape drives only r/w to ULT3 and ULT4 tapes.
We put a Ultrium 2 tape in our 4 drive and it seems to be locked permanently.
Posted on Jan 30, 2008
SOURCE: Tape Drive is eating my tapes
Besides buying a new one, if you have the knowledge, you can try to open the tape drive and clean it from the dust it may have. You should also clean all the rubber roller's that thouch the tape (when it is inserted) with a cotton swab with some alcohol.
Posted on Oct 27, 2009
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