What does a TapeAlert report look like?

This is what the SANtools software returns as it polls tape drives & autochangers If you invoke SMARTMON-UX with the -X option, it will poll tapes at  the specified polling periods and produce a message such as:        \\.\TAPE0 polled at Sun Aug 18 23:19:21 2002 Status:Passed   If there was a problem, […]

How does TapeAlert work?

internal TapeAlert firmware constantly monitors the drive hardware and the media, checking for errors and potential difficulties. Any problems identified are