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Deletion of information on the tape

Created: 15 Jan 2013 • Updated: 20 Jan 2013 | 6 comments
n3m3sls's picture
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which is the procedure to delete the information recorded on a tape?

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

 

You need to erase it it to delete the information on tape

Please check few link below which describe more about erase

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74272

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH15475 - What is a quick erase / long erase?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73424 - About Erasing Media

Hope that helps

Thanks

Sameer

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n3m3sls's picture

Hi the option appear disabled, the backup exec is the version 2012 

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

 

The one you have shown is 2 partition in picture so please go to one of the slot by double clicking on one of the partiton and then right click on it or see at the top you will have option to erase

Thanks

 

Sameer

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n3m3sls's picture

 

Hi

that is the right choice?

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Hola

Esa es la opcion correcta??

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Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

As it is in non English language i am not familiar with the option but if you can translate it in English then check for erase if you see it and can erase it then it is the right option

Thanks

Sameer

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Larry Fine's picture

A "label" or "erase" job with make the tape appear to be empty, but hte actual data is still (mostly?) there.

If you wish to achive a higher level of security, try a "long erase" job.  It will re-write the entire tape and will typically take hours.

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