How do you remove tape from a drive?

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How do you remove tape from a drive?

The following are are general troubleshooting steps to eject a tape or media from a PowerVault Tape Drive:

  1. Try to eject the media using the software.
  2. Press the eject button on the drive to eject media.
  3. For IBM® tape drives put the drive in maintenance mode by pressing the eject button 3 times within 1.5 seconds.

How do you get a stuck tape off a LTO 7 drive?

After the library has been sitting idle for at least an hour go to the library front panel and use the “Support -> Force Drive Eject” option which will instruct the library to run through a series of different drive eject routines to try all known methods of removing the tape from the drive.

How do I manually eject LTO tape?

If the cartridge did NOT unload, use the library to attempt to move the cartridge from the drive to the I/O station. Press the Drive Eject Button. The Drive Activity LED should blink to indicate activity. Wait for two minutes for the cartridge to eject, then remove the cartridge by hand.

What is the best Sticky Stuff Remover?

The Best Adhesive Removers for Eliminating Tough Residues

  1. Goo Gone Original Liquid Surface Safe Adhesive Remover.
  2. 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner.
  3. Elmer’s Sticky Out Adhesive Remover.
  4. un-du Original Formula Remover.
  5. Uni Solve Adhesive Remover Wipes.

How do you remove tape from a tape library?

To remove a cartridge from an LTO tape drive, perform the following steps:

  1. Press and release the unload button ( 1 in Figure 1).
  2. Wait for the cartridge to rewind and eject.
  3. Remove the cartridge from the drive.

What removes tacky?

Cleaners, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, peanut butter and dish soap. Have to say peanut butter worked the best out of those. But, what did the trick was Orange oil based wood furniture polish. Instantly removed my sticky mess.

Is it better to remove tape when paint is wet or dry?

It is very often misused, though, since many people choose to remove the tape immediately after painting, while the paint is still wet. In reality, the better practice is to wait until the paint is fully dry before peeling off the tape.

How do you clean LTO tape?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Insert an Ultrium universal cleaning cartridge into the drive. The tape drive automatically loads the cartridge and cleans the heads.
  2. At the end of the cleaning cycle, the drive ejects the cartridge. The cleaning cycle can take up to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove the cleaning cartridge from the drive.

Why is tape stuck in my Dell PowerVault tl4000?

I have a Powervault TL4000 with two IBM LTO 5 HH FC drives installed (IBM ULT3580-HH5). After one drive reported error “0x84-tape alert” the tape inside the drive won’t eject. Some weeks later it was the second drive that reported the same error and I couldn’t eject the tape (a cleaning cartridge).

What is the latest firmware for Dell PowerVault tl4000?

The library and drive firmware haven’t been updated. Currently installed library firmware is B.20/3.10e. Drive firmware is BBNF (both drives). I’ve downloaded the latest firmware from DELL website to give a try. My doubts are:

What to do if tape is stuck in drive?

I tried to eject the tapes (move tape from drive to I/O station) using the backup software, the library control panel and the web management inteface. I was able to eject only the cleaning tape (after a library power cycle). The other tape I can’t eject (move). Tried DELL ITDT tool, no sucess. The library and drive firmware haven’t been updated.

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