Creating a cleaning job

You can create and schedule a cleaning job for a robotic library drive. Additionally, Backup Exec automatically cleans a robotic library drive when the drive issues a tape alert that it requires cleaning.

Before submitting a cleaning job, you must define a cleaning slot that contains the cleaning tape.

See Defining a cleaning slot .

You can view cleaning statistics for the drive.

See Cleaning properties for devices.

To run a cleaning job

  1. On the navigation bar, click Devices.

  2. Click the drive or robotic library containing the drive, and then select the drive.

  3. Under Drive Tasks in the task pane, select Clean.

  4. To specify a job name or a job priority, in the Properties pane, under Settings, click General.

    See General options for utility jobs .

  5. If you want a person or group to be notified when the job completes, in the Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification and select the options you want.

    See Sending a notification when a job completes.

  6. If you want to run the job now, click Run Now. Otherwise, on the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule to set the scheduling options you want to use.

    See Scheduling jobs.

Creating a cleaning job