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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-12-24T22:46:59Z by ishimoto
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Pinned topic Erase data of LTO5

‏2013-12-10T23:38:40Z |


I´m  need erase every data of my tape LTO5. Can you help me please?

My model Drive model is IBM Half-High LTO 5 SAS


Best regards

  • ishimoto
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    Re: Erase data of LTO5


    The erase command in  IBM Tape Diagnostic Tool (ITDT) does the work.  Find the user's guide available at, and go to page 262

    As in the example on page 263,  the following command removes the partitions, rewinds the tape to the beginning, and then overwrites the records on the tape with Data Set Separator (DSS) pattern.

    itdt -f <device name> load rmp rewind erase