Dell powervault tape systems lto media handbook 28 pages. Insert another tape and rerun the same test. Firmware 53Y3 and newer. This is because verify enabled will double the amount of passes the tape makes over the head. Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, Press and hold the Eject button for 5 seconds then release.

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Please pay attention to the Ultrium label on the tape to determine correct media for your drive. Use the Tape Device Firmware Check test to verify that the powervxult firmware is up-to-date.

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Page of 10 Go. Don’t show me this message again. See figure 11 Note: Such exposure can cause the loss of recorded data or make the blank cartridge unusable. See the safety and regulatory notices in. Prior to the universal or for use with all designation of cleaning media, vendor specific cleaning media was used.

Dell PowerVault 110T LTO-2-L Quick Start Manual

This will ensure optimal performance for migrating tape between different drive vendors. Ejects tape when done. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. The Media test will overwrite data on the tape. Drive Installation Guide for detailed information on.


The best deals on laptops, tablets, PCs, gaming and much more! Toggle through the seven segment LED by pressing the Eject button. This is because verify enabled will double the amount of passes the tape makes over the head.

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There can be no guarantee that all Ultrium- x tapes will be the same color. Below is an image of dropped tape which resulted in an out of place lo-2-l pin. We suggest running the full test if you think the errors occur later in the backup — run the short test if errors tend to occur early in the backup 2.

lt-2-l A periodic maintenance threshold has been exceeded. If a tape is not labeled universal or for use with all, then Dell recommends the user to purchase a tape with that designation.

To print the manual completely, please, download it. Trademarks used in this text: Storage by Rick Broida Sep 17, The Tape Device Self test can be used to do a quick verify of drive operations without spending hours writing to tape in search of bad media as seen in the Media test.


To troubleshoot errors with tape drives, you need to determine the root of the problem. Pulling on tape that is outside the cartridge can damage the tape and the brake mechanism in the cartridge.

Most backup applications support Tape Alerts. Activity light blinks green but ejects tape much quicker shortly after loading. If a failure occurs, mark the tape and set it aside.

LTO Ultrium – 5. Read, Write, space, rewind, and verify will be run to exercise the drive and media. Migrating media from one drive manufacturer to another is fully supported. Most LTO drives have a capability to reset the drive in the event of a stuck tape or other non-responsive drive issues. If the issue persists contact Dell Technical Support.