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Quick Erase Vs Long Erase Media

Created: 13 Nov 2013 • Updated: 13 Nov 2013
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Differences and Similarities between Quick Erase & Long Erase options in Backup Exec 2010 & 2012

Backup Exec 2010 R3:

Erasing Media.jpg

Backup Exec 2012:

Erasing Media 2012.jpg

In BE 2012:

      Quick Erase option has been renamed to 'Erase media now'

      Long Erase option  has been renamed to 'Long erase media now' 

 
Sr no

Quick Erase (2010) /

Erase media now (2012)

Long Erase (2010) /

Long erase media now (2012)

1 Writes an indicator at the beginning of the media Physically erases the entire media
2 Suitable, if media has non sensetive information Suitable, if media has sensetive information
3 It is much faster It is slower and takes several minutes depending on the drive and media capacity
 
Similarities
1 Media label is not changed after earse operation
2

Only the queued erase operations can be cancelled.

Running operation CAN NOT be cancelled.

(The status will remain 'Cancel Pending', till the erase operation complete)

Note: All the devices does not support Long erase