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tape drive is haviing problems writing to media

tape drive is haviing problems writing to media

tape drive is haviing problems writing to media

This problem is not occuring at every backup ?
Do I need to replace the tape drive ?

20000713 040645 TAPE   W6905 The tape drive is having problems writing data.
                               No data has been lost, but there has been a reduction in the capacity of the tape.
20000713 040645 TAPE   E6913 Your data on tape[Daily Backup Wednesday] serial number[] is at risk

RE: tape drive is haviing problems writing to media

franky -

I would suggest grabbing a cleaning tape first.  It runs automatically - you pop it in, it pops out.

After that, I would grab some new tapes.  It's possible the ones your using has expired.

Good Luck ~ and let us know the outcome.

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