Using the Tape Cartridges

Chapter 7. Using the Tape Cartridges

This chapter describes tape cartridge requirements, how to safely handle the tape cartridges, and the requirements for cartridge labels.

  -Attention- Whenever you manually place a tape cartridge into a library magazine, fixed cell, or a tape drive, IBM strongly recommends that you follow the instructions in the 'Tape Cartridge Inspection Procedure'.
This includes checking all data and cleaning cartridges that you are using for the first time.
If you manually remove a tape cartridge from a failed drive, do not reuse the tape cartridge in the tape library or another tape drive until you thoroughly inspect the tape cartridge.
Failure to inspect the tape cartridge may result in causing multiple tape drive failures.

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