BackupExec - Cleaning - Maximum Number Of Cleanings
Just a generic question. When cleaning media, the administrator designates a cleaning slot, in which the cleaning media goes.
When you right click > properties that slot, you have 2 fields:
1. Number of cleanings (mine is currently showing a value of 38)
2. Maximum Number of Cleanings (mine is currently showing a value of 50)
The first value is static therefore I presume it means that the cleaning tape that was last inserted into this cleaning slot had performed 38 cleans???? Or does it mean the slot had been used to perform 38 cleaning operations???
Unlike the first, the second value can be changed. Who determines this value and what does it refer to? Does it mean that the cleaning slot can be used to perform 50 cleaning operations or does it mean the cleaning tape can be used to perform a maximum of 50 operations? What is best practice for setting this value?
Thank you for your time and help