How to use an LTO Cleaning Tape

1. Insert cleaning tape

2. Cleaning tape will auto eject.

3. Run cleaning tape at least once more or until the status for cleaning required clears.

4. After cleaning tape is finished, reboot the tape drive/library.  Tape drives can be rebooted by holding the eject button until it power cycles.

- When a cleaning tape is inserted into the drive or library, it will not be detected on the Platform UI.

- Once a cleaning tape is moved into an active drive, the drive will detect the tape but will not show a status in the Platform UI

- Cleaning tapes have a life expectancy and will expire after the manufacturer's limit.  We typically see about 50 uses.

-Cleaning tapes are generally universal and can be purchased through an online retailer like Amazon