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

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Mon Mar 3 12:26:06 CST 2008

On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 11:04:31 -0700
Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:

> How can this cause the *drive* to fail?
I suspect unclear wording. The drive may fail to detect the partialy
erased media, as the media is not readable but not entirely blank.
Thus the drive is confused and refuses to use the media, rendering the
media unusable. (And if the drive goes really amok it may be unwilling
to unload the media...)


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