This alert is generated when the tape erase job on the specific tape failed.


Review the alert details in DPM Administrator Console, determine why the tape erase failed, and take the appropriate action.

Possible causes for the alert include the following:

  • The tape drive is not operating correctly.

  • The tape drive is not online.

  • The tape might have read or write errors on it.


The error conditions and recommended actions associated with each “Tape erase failed” alert are provided in the alert details.

Follow the recommended action in the alert, and retry the job.

Rerun the tape erase job.

Resolved when: The tape drive operates correctly, is online, or the tape erase job succeeds on retry.

For information about how to manage tape libraries in DPM and how to erase tapes, in the DPM 2007 Operations Guide, see Managing Tape Libraries (

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