Our OPS uses a TS3100 tape library and Ultrium 3 cartridges. Not using BRMS
Last night save was 30 minutes into save when issued CPF5349 Media error
message, followed by CPP630C *ATTENTION* Media error...
and then CPF6792 tape drive needs to be cleaned. ..followed by CPF4290
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Unfortunately someone had read the InfoCenter statement

"The only time you must clean your Ultrium tape drive is when the tape
drive alerts you to clean it."


So - nightly unattended save is crashed. Verified previous night save had
no "clean tape warnings".

How often should a LTO drive be cleaned? (each night is approx 4 hrs of
tape activity).
I seem to recall in past it was based on #hours in use (like 10)?


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