How to configure automatic tape drive cleaning and a cleaning tape in a tape library

(Doc ID 1136550.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Secure Backup - Version 10.1.0.1 to 10.3.0.2 [Release 10.1 to 10.3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Oracle Secure Backup can automatically clean each tape drive in a tape library. A cleaning cycle is initiated either when a tape drive reports that it needs cleaning or when a specified usage time has elapsed.

Oracle Secure Backup checks for cleaning requirements when a cartridge is either loaded into or unloaded from a tape drive. If at that time a cleaning is required, then Oracle Secure Backup loads a cleaning cartridge, waits for the cleaning cycle to complete, replaces the cleaning cartridge in its original storage element, and continues with the requested load or unload.

To accomplish this is a two-step process. First, you need to enable automatic tape cleaning for a library and then you will need to configure the cleaning tape that has been inserted into one of the storage elements contained within the library.

Solution

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