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Re: What to backup?

on Fri, May 02, 2003 at 11:06:39PM -0700, Paul Johnson (baloo@ursine.dyndns.org) wrote:
> On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 10:39:23AM -0500, Michael Kahle wrote:
> > I just recently inherited a DLT1 tape drive from a friend!  :)  I ordered 4
> > DLT tapes and a cleaning tape.  
> If it's anything like floppy or CD cleaning disks, you've wasted your
> money on something that do more harm than good.

And your expertise in this area is what?

Magnetic media such as DDS (aka "DAT") and DDT tapes require regular
maintenance, including cleaning.  Usually when the "clean heads"
indicator lights, or your media error rate starts climbing (should be
near nil normally).



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