Erase a tape..

Posted on 2003-11-24
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
Is there any way to erase a tape from the command line?
Question by:jamesPeck
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ID: 9813221
if it unix
try mt erase.
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ID: 9813226
but first u have to rewind the tape.
mt rewind;
mt erase;
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ID: 9813249
on windows.
To erase a tape

Open Backup
On the Restore tab, click the tape you want to erase.
On the Tools menu, click Media Tools, and then click Erase
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ID: 9813277
Its a windows based machine and id like to do it from the command line.
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ID: 9813338
u can download mt port for windows and run mt command from windows.
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