Cleaning job fails with error "0xe0008234 - Library Error - attempt to clean a drive in a library with expired or bad cleaning media."

Cleaning job fails with error "0xe0008234 - Library Error - attempt to clean a drive in a library with expired or bad cleaning media."

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Problem

Cleaning job fails with error "0xe0008234 - Library Error - attempt to clean a drive in a library with expired or bad cleaning media." 

NOTE: This issue is found with the backup job also.

Error Message

0xe0008234 - Library Error - attempt to clean a drive in a library with expired or bad cleaning media.

Cause

Cleaning job fails as a result of maximum number of cleaning's reached.

Solution

1. Click on Devices tab as shown in Figure1
 
Figure 1
 
 
 
2. Right click on cleaning slot and select properties.
  
3. Increase the count of Maximum number of cleaning's as shown in Figure 2. 
  
Note: This can be increased depending on how many cleaning's the Cleaning tape supports.
  
Figure 2
 
   
 
NOTE:  Confirm with the cleaning tape manufacture documentation that the cleaning tape has not reached it limit in how many times it can be cleaned. The tape drive might not do the cleaning even after you increase this number.
 

 

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