Erasing a tape (or "formatting", depending on who you talk to) can be done in-app, through the LTO menu:
Erasing a tape
LTFS requires a tape to be unmounted before erasing a tape. If Erase is disabled, eject the tape first.
Each LTFS-formatted tape requires a name, and may use an optional serial. A serial must be 6 characters. If you do not have a system in place to track tapes using the serial, we suggest using YYMMDD as the serial to have a simple mechanism for a bit of context on when a tape has been created.
All tapes erased by Canister automatically gain Discovery Channel compatibility.
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