The Host Validation button allows you to run a series of host validation diagnostic tests that ensure that connectivity from the computer to the tape drive is functioning properly. The test may take 30 minutes or longer to complete, and can not be interrupted once started. Interrupting the process may damage your SymplyLTO drive or the tape inserted.
IMPORTANT: This is a destructive test that will delete all data on the tape, It should only be performed on a new or scratch data tape.
NOTE: This test is meant for advanced diagnostic purposes only and should only be used during a troubleshooting session with a Symply Support technician. Test results will contain information concerning the performance of the tape drive for transfer of various file sizes which your Symply Support Technician will use to assess if your tape drive is functioning properly.
If you have any questions please submit a [support ticket]