Posted Under: Specifications and Reference Docs,Using TapeAlert and Related Diagnostics
This is what the SANtools software returns as it polls tape drives & autochangers
\\.\TAPE0 polled at Sun Aug 18 23:19:21 2002 Status:Passed
If there was a problem, you might see:
\\.\TAPE0 polled at Sun Aug 18 23:26:49 2002 Status:Not Data Grade – The cartridge is not data grade. Data written to it will be at risk.
Note that it is possible that in the event of a TapeAlert, you will get more than one message per polling cycle.
The information is used by permisson from SANtools. The full page is at: http://www.santools.com/smart/unix/manual/tapealertviewer.htm