Media Patrol is a routine maintenance procedure that checks the magnetic media on each disk drive. Media Patrol checks are enabled by default on all disk arrays and spare drives. Media Patrol is concerned with the media itself, not the data recorded on the media. If Media Patrol encounters a critical error, it triggers PDM if PDM is enabled on the disk array. Media Patrol checks all physical drives one at a time.

To run Media Patrol on your physical drives:

  1. Click on the Background Activities icon. The list of background activities appears.
  2. Mouse-over Media Patrol and click the Start button.

Running Media Patrol

Pausing and Resuming a Media Patrol

To pause or resume a Media Patrol:

  1. Click on the Background Activities icon. The list of background activities appears.
  2. Mouse-over Media Patrol and click the Pause or Resume button.

Stopping a a Media Patrol

To stop is to cancel the Media Patrol:

  1. Click on the Background Activities icon. The list of background activities appears.
  2. Mouse-over Media Patrol and click the Stop button.
  3. In the Confirmation box, type the word “confirm” in the field provided and click the Confirm button.

Stop Media Patrol