How to Set Autoclean in Backup Exec 12.5

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How to Set Autoclean in Backup Exec 12.5
Backup Exec software allows system administrators to schedule tape cleaning jobs. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Backup Exec 12.5 software provides backup and restore functions for servers and work stations across the computer networks. It features continuous backup and recovery to a storage medium, such as a disk, tape and robotic tape library (autoloader). The autoloaders have multiple tape slots and the Autoclean hardware option to perform cleaning jobs automatically. Backup Exec program can create and schedule cleaning jobs making the use of Autoclean capability unnecessary. You need to define a cleaning slot that contains the cleaning tape to set Autoclean in Backup Exec 12.5.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Click the "Start" button in Windows and select the "Backup Exec" to open your Backup Exec 12.5 application.

  2. 2

    Click the "Devices" on the navigation bar.

  3. 3

    Click the "Robotic Libraries" and then click on the robotic library for which you want to set up the cleaning job.

  4. 4

    Click the "Slots" to display the library slots in the right pane.

  5. 5

    Right-click on the slot that contains the cleaning tape and select the "Properties" from the menu.

  6. 6

    Select the "Cleaning Slot" check box and click the "OK" button to define a cleaning slot that contains the cleaning tape.

  7. 7

    Click the "Devices" on the navigation bar again.

  8. 8

    Click the "Robotic Libraries" and then click on the robotic library containing the tape drive you want to use for the Autoclean.

  9. 9

    Select the drive and click the "Clean' under the "Drive Tasks" in the task pane.

  10. 10

    Click the "Schedule" to set the scheduling options for the Autoclean cleaning job in Backup Exec.

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