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JSI Tip 0569 - How do I get NTBackup to erase a tape that generates errors?

If you try to mount a tape and receive:

Tape Drive Error Detected.  
Tape Drive Not Responding.  
Bad Tape.  
you will need to start NTBackup with the /nopoll parameter and erase the tape. The /nopoll parameter prevent NTBackup from scanning the tape.

Note: Do NOT use the /nopoll parameter with any other parameters. After erasing the tape, quit NTBackup and remove the /nopoll parameter.

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