Thank you Chuck. I thought it would be OK. But, knowing and thinking are

John McKee

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 4:35 PM, CRPence <CRPbottle@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 28-May-2014 15:47 -0500, John McKee wrote:

I am from the old world. Remember 9 track tape?

I would be hesitant to load a 9 track tape and leave it loaded for 24
hours as I think the vacuum motor would give up.

So, what may be a stupid question: Is there any issue with leaving a
3590 with tape loaded and in Ready state? There is no likelihood
that another user would access the drive.

Appreciate insights. May have to do unattended backup and just have
lingering concerns.

In the lab I had used a variety of tapes\cartridges\drives whereby many
times the tape [cartridge] remained in a ready or /active/ [but in an
effectively held; e.g. per debug] state in the device\library over a period
of days. That was about the only way to test some complex save and restore
or install problems; many of the largest and most complex scenarios, and
thus likely to sit much longer, had used 3570 or 3590. Never any problems
*except* someone else using the drive; never any physical tape issues nor
device issues.

Regards, Chuck
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