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Setup a cleaning tape job in Backup Exec 2010 R2

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Hi,

I need to run a cleaning tape job on a Backup Exec 2010 R2 i do not have a robotic libary in place & do not have the option to run a cleaning job.

Please can someone advise dhow to do this

Info = Backup Exec 2010 R2
HP ProLiantDL380G6
Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64x
HP Ultrium 4-SCSI
Firmware U52D

Thanks

James
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There is no need to set up a cleaning job if you don't have a tape library. Just insert the tape into the drive and wait until it ejects again. Cleaning done!

The reason for being able to setup cleaning jobs when you have libraries is to do exactly the same thing you just did, select the slot where the cleaning tape is in, put that tape into the drive, and when it comes back out again move it back into it's slot.

Cleaning is a purely mechanical process, and as soon as the drive has found out that the tape isn't a normal tape it is ejected again. During that time the cleaning has been done.

Just make sure that for every time you insert such a tape into the drive you tick the on it, so you know when it is spent.
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Thanks!

That's what i thought thanks for helping me out!
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