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Subj:   Erasing tapes written with ARCMAIN
 
From:   Julie Sorrell

We have an NCR 4400 running TNT. I've been using ARCMAIN to back up databases, but occasionally a backup will fail, and I'll have a tape which has been written to by ARCMAIN which I want to wipe and re-use. I've tried just re-using them without trying to wipe them, but ARCMAIN doesn't seem to want to overwrite them. I'm using Exabyte 8mm data cartridges, 160m. I've tried using NT Backup to erase them, but NT Backup hangs when I try this. Does anyone know of a utility, NT or Teradata, which will wipe these tapes so that they are back in their original (unformatted?) state? Alternatively, is there a way of using ARCMAIN with a command in the .arc script or the batch file which will overwrite the tape?


TIA,

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Julie Sorrell



     
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