Oracle HSM (SAM-QFS): tplabel -erase Timeout Is Too Short on T10000 Tapes (Doc ID 1674730.1)

Last updated on APRIL 17, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The 'tplabel -erase' option passes a SCSI ERASE command to the drive.  SAMFS does not perform any secure wipe or erase function on it's own.  This '-erase' option erases the media completely, before a label is written.   This is a security feature that is normally not necessary.

Customer used the following command to erase a T10KC tape.

 

Cause

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