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HOW to Clean Drive in BackupExec 2010

Created: 17 Dec 2012 • Updated: 09 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
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How to run Tape Clean job in Backup exec 2010 ?

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Donald Eady's picture
You can create and schedule a cleaning job for a robotic library drive. Additionally,
Backup Exec automatically cleans a robotic library drive when the drive issues a
tape alert that it requires cleaning.
Before submitting a cleaning job, you must define a cleaning slot that contains
the cleaning tape
To run a cleaning job
1 On the navigation bar, click Devices.
2 Click the drive or robotic library containing the drive, and then select the
3 Under Drive Tasks in the task pane, select Clean
4 To specify a job name or a job priority, in the Properties pane, under Settings,
click General.
5 If you want a person or group to be notified when the job completes, in the
Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification and select the options
you want.
6 If you want to run the job now, click RunNow. Otherwise, on the Properties
pane, under Frequency, click Schedule to set the scheduling options you
want to use.   Page 472 2010 Admin guide.. 

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pkh's picture

To clean a stand-alone tape drives, you just put in the cleaning tape and it will automatically eject after the drive is cleaned.

For a library, you need to put a cleaning tape into a slot and designated the slot as a cleaning slot in BE.  After that, you right-click on the library and select clean.

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Thank, you all for reply on this question !