Subject: Re: Tape problems
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/2001 09:49:39
On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 14, 2001 at 07:43:19AM -0400, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> > I remember reading somewhere (possibly a FOAF story - I can't remember
> > exactly) that tape cleaners were actually bad for tape drives.
> Vendors strongly recomment regular cleans at least for DAT streamers.
> Several streames even report if the want to be cleaned by e.g. a LED
> or SCSI messages.

Yes, and when the Exabyte 82xx's counter says it's time to be cleaned,
it won't operate until it's sees an Exabyte brand cleaner cartridge,
which may well be the problem here. (It's diabolical!)