[rescue] bulk erasing DLT tapes (or, more specifically, NOT)

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sat Jan 19 23:18:45 CST 2008

On Saturday 19 January 2008 16:21, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > I don't see how a chipper-shredder would help Curtis reuse his
> > media.
> If you bulk erase DLT tapes, they won't ever work again... will they?
> I thought there is header and info on the tape that if erased will
> cause the drive to reject the tape.

Nope, we did this all the time with tapes at work, before we migrated 
off DLTs.

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