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DLT tape disposal - best practices...?

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What's the best practices for disposing of bad DLT tapes... (i.e. destroying them or erasing them)...?  
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Use a big electro magnet ;-)
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You can also look at the drive software you've gotten, if you can zerofill the tape with it.
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some backup softwares also support secure erasing.
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by:andyalder
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We had a tape degauser (LucF's big electro magnet) until I burnt it out. Didn't realise it had a limited duty cycle, cost about $1000 :(
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