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How to erase a tape using BE2012 BEMCLI

Created: 10 May 2012 • Updated: 15 May 2012 | 4 comments
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I have backup exec 2012 server and I need to use BEMCLI to erase a tape. Please help.

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ZeRoC00L's picture


Guide for BE2012 can be found here:

Submit-BEEraseMediaJob seems to be the command to erase media.

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Backup_Exec's picture


There Please use the command under powershell window

  BETapeDriveDevice "Device 0001" | Submit-BEEraseMediaJob

FYI (under Device 0001 name should your tape device name  in my case it was 001)




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pkh's picture

The answer was been provided 21 hours ago.  Your answer is a copy of the help for the cmdlet.

WikiDonor's picture

it helped and fired a erase job

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