How to interpret TapeAlert flag severity codes

TapeAlert flags fall into three categories of severity: Critical, Warning, and Information.  Addtional severity codes are under discussion. Severity Code Definition Critical C Either a failure has already occurred or a failure is imminent. Corrective action is required. The condition should be logged and/or an operator informed. Warning W The system may not be operating […]

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

TapeAlert error flags for tape drives and libraries

Below is a list of Industry Standard Tape Alert Error Flags. These “tape alert” flags are designed for single tape drives and robotic libraries.