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SubjectRe: problem with hp C1537A tape drives

Hello Paul & Phil , Ouch !, is this media that loose on the
substrate that it leaves that much behind ? Or is it something
else ? I'd really like to know what the problem is , as I am
seriously looking at putting DDS-III & IV 's into my backup
schemes . Tia , JimL

On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, Phil Randal wrote:
> > Ah, have you tried cleaning the tape heads?
> the drive gets a run of a cleaning tape on a weekly basis.
> > far more frequently than you'd expect. I've found it needs
> > two cleaning tape passes to clear this one.
> uhmmm.... ok. I've now done multiple cleanning runs with multiple
> cleaning tapes. let's see what happens when i try the amflush.
> > Cleaning solves a similar problem I get with these drives
> > and Backup Exec for Netware.
> and guess what... it's worked for me too. doh! guess once a week is
> not enough then.
> apologies to the list my tape cluelessness.
> > Phil
> thanks,
> --paulj
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