[Veritas-bu] erase option to bplabel does what?

2009-10-09 15:00:33
Subject: [Veritas-bu] erase option to bplabel does what?
From: A Darren Dunham <ddunham AT taos DOT com>
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 18:57:19 +0000
I'm writing a script that will go out and erase VTL media on a schedule
to reclaim space.  While perusing the bplabel man page, I'm wondering
just exactly what is the difference between running "bplabel" (no erase)
and "bplabel -erase" (short erase).

They both rewrite the label at the front of the tape, effectively
destroying the data on it.  The activity monitor describes the processes
differently.  So there must be some difference, but I don't know what it

Anyone else have a clue?

Thank you!
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