Backup Exec v9.1 with DAT72 - error cleaning tape

Posted on 2005-05-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Up until recently I have had Backup Exec v9.1 work fine.  However recently I got a reminder to clean the tape drive.  I put in a standard DSS Cleaning Tape, it goes through the motions and eventually spits out the tape.  However every morning the message asking to clean the tape reappears, and I am no longer receiving email notification about the jobs either failling or succeeding.  I have checked several backups and they seem to work fine.

Can anybody help?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:rawn77
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    Your cleaning tape is single use only - that is; it cannot be rewound so that once all the cleaning tape is used up then thats it. Try a new cleaning tape first up. The other thing that you should check is the number of errors on the tapes themselves. You can check this from the media tab in BE.  Right click on each tape in your media pool and select Properties. Large numbers of read/write errors on all the tapes indicate a crook tape drive...

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