To initialize tapes, choose
SAP-DB2admin: Tape Management in the Control Center.
In the Tape devices listbox, select the tape device you
require. You can either select a tape device from the displayed
list or enter the name of a new device.
To see the contents of the tape directory of the selected tape
device, select Show Tape Contents. If the Control Center is
able to read the contents, the tape directory is displayed. (This
feature is currently in development.)
To specify a tape to be initialized, select a tape from the
Tape names listbox or else enter the name yourself.
Select Force or Soft according to the type of
initialization you require. If you select Soft, the tape
will not be overwritten if it contains data. If you select
Force, the tape will be initialized irrespective of its
To trigger the initialization of the tape in the selected tape
device, select Initialize tape.