Cleaning Tape for Backup Exec

Claude Constantinescu
Claude Constantinescu used Ask the Experts™

I have Backup Exec ver. 14 and for the last 2 weeks I get this message saying "This cleaning media has expired. I bought a new cleaning media and I insert it in the same slot, what else do I need to do to make sure it works properly.

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RobertSystem Admin
you should just be able to inventory the new cleaning media then run the job that should reset the counter.
Dariusz TykaICT Infrastructure Specialist Senior
Are you using barcodes for cleaning tapes? Have you maybe used the same barcode as previously? Then I would suggest to use new barcode.
Other solution would be to insert cleaning tape to different library slot and mark this one as cleaning slot.
This is what I did and it fixed it:

Replaced the expired cleaning cartridge
Open Backup Exec
Go to Storage
Expand Tape and Disk cartridge Media
Select All Tape Media and click on All Tape Media details on right top corner
Delete expired cleaning media by right click on them and select DELETE.
Close Backup Exec
Restart Backup Exec services (I have restarted the server instead just the service)

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