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HP Surestore Tape Library Model 2/20 User Manual: Write-protecting Dlt Cartridges

Hp surestore tape library user's guide.
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Using Tapes
Do NOT Use Cartridges with:
Tape or leaders that have been touched with bare fingers (may transfer
oils to the tape head).
Labels used on the top, bottom, sides, or back of the cartridge. Use the
label slot only.
Caution
Always discard damaged tape cartridges. If a defective tape
cartridge is loaded into a tape drive, it may in turn damage the
drive, potentially requiring drive replacement.

Write-Protecting DLT Cartridges

Each cartridge has a sliding write-protect switch. Using the write-protect switch
ensures data safety for files that have been previously written to tape,
preventing additional files from being written to that tape.
To change the write-protect setting, move the write-protect switch
Left to prevent data from being written to the cartridge. The orange
indicator on the cartridge can be seen when the write-protect switch is in
the "ON" position.
Right to allow data to be written to the cartridge. The orange indicator on
the cartridge cannot be seen when the write-protect switch is in the "OFF"
position.
With the write-protect switch in either position, data can be read
Note
from the cartridge.
(Figure
35):
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