format tape with current date ca arcserve 9

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
In CA Arcserve 9 how can one format the tape with the current day and time on a job that runs every night?
Question by:rudolf35
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    Use a Custom and not a Rotation or GFS job.
    Use "*" for the tape name.
    erase the tape prior to the backup each night
       manually via the Device window
       or use tapetest.exe for a stand alone tape drive or chgtest.exe for a library.

    run either from a command box to get the internal help. it can be added to the backup as a Pre command.

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