I have a bunch of old backup tapes that I want to clear off for a new set of backups.
The media label's are "LTO000001", 2, 3, etc. I'm completely new to tapes, so what is the correct procedure to "start from scratch" with six of these tapes?
I've already tried inserting the tape, going to Devices, Inventory, then tried doing a Long Erase... that took 6 hours until I finally cancelled it thinking that wasn't correct. It never showed a % complete...
So what is the correct, step-by-step method?