Use Format media to
format the media currently in the drive. Most devices do not
support formatting. If formatting is not supported, the option is
If you use Format on a
DC2000 tape, the formatting may take two or more hours to
Formatting erases the media. All data on the media
To format media in a drive
On the navigation bar,
Expand the server icon,
click Stand-alone Drives,
or if the drive is attached to a robotic library, click
Select the drive or slot
containing the media you want to format.
Under Media Tasks in the
task pane, select Format
The media label that is
displayed was read during the last inventory operation. The media
label displayed does not change until another inventory operation
occurs. Therefore, if you changed media in the slot or drive but
did not run Inventory, the media label displayed may not match the
actual media in the slot or drive.
To format the media that
is displayed, click Yes.
Select the appropriate
options as follows:
Type a name for the job or accept the default name.
Select the priority for the job.
Available options are as follows:
If you want a person or
group to be notified when the job completes, on the Properties
pane, under Settings, click Notification, and select the options you