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HSG80- Unflushed data in cache

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Rambo_1
Regular Advisor

HSG80- Unflushed data in cache

Hi,
I have a MA8K ,the HSG80 with two controllers have messages as below:
"Unflushed data in cache" in this controller ,and other controller is "No unflushed data in cache" . what the impact with this controller ? How to change the status as same as the other controller ?
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Controller:
HSG80 ZG10707368 Software V87F-7, Hardware E12
NODE_ID = 5000-1FE1-000C-1BC0
ALLOCATION_CLASS = 0
SCSI_VERSION = SCSI-2
Configured for MULTIBUS_FAILOVER with ZG14200786
In dual-redundant configuration
Device Port SCSI address 7
Time: NOT SET
Command Console LUN is lun 9 (NOIDENTIFIER)
Host Connection Table is NOT locked
Smart Error Eject Disabled
Host PORT_1:
Reported PORT_ID = 5000-1FE1-000C-1BC3
PORT_1_TOPOLOGY = FABRIC (fabric up)
Address = 011000
Host PORT_2:
Reported PORT_ID = 5000-1FE1-000C-1BC4
PORT_2_TOPOLOGY = FABRIC (fabric up)
Address = 010100
NOREMOTE_COPY
Cache:
256 megabyte write cache, version 0022
Cache is GOOD
Unflushed data in cache
CACHE_FLUSH_TIMER = DEFAULT (10 seconds)
Mirrored Cache:
256 megabyte write cache, version 0022
Cache is GOOD
Unflushed data in cache
Battery:
NOUPS
DANGER: BATTERY BAD, REPLACE BATTERY NOW!
Extended information:
Terminal speed 9600 baud, eight bit, no parity, 1 stop bit
Operation control: 00000000 Security state code: 44479
Configuration backup disabled
Vendor ID: DEC

Thanks
Rambo
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Vladimir Fabecic
Honored Contributor

Re: HSG80- Unflushed data in cache

It can be normal.
But notice this:
"DANGER: BATTERY BAD, REPLACE BATTERY NOW!"
You should change cache batteries as soon as possible.
Or do trick with frutil and say that you replaced batteries.
In vino veritas, in VMS cluster
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: HSG80- Unflushed data in cache

Hi,

As Vladimir says, the "Unflushed data in cache" message is to be expected if an operating system is writing data to a LUN on that HSG80.

The other controller is probably reporting "No unflushed data..." because all the LUNs are being presented by this controller.

To temporarily get rid of the Battery warning, type "run frutil" and follow the default prompts, without actually swapping the batteries. You should of course replace the batteries as soon as you can as HSG80s can be unpredictable with bad batteries...

Hope this helps,

Regards,

Rob
Rambo_1
Regular Advisor

Re: HSG80- Unflushed data in cache

Thanks so much !

Rambo
PDP-Fan
Regular Advisor

Re: HSG80- Unflushed data in cache

Just in case new batteries are not available anymore and you probably have an UPS in your datacenter, there is another solution for the battery problem.

SET THIS_CONTROLLER UPS=DATACENTER_WIDE

After that you can remove the batteries from the system and it will miss them anymore. You just have to be careful and always shut the system down properly. If you just unplug the power cords, cache contents will be lost.

This also works if you have no UPS but I wouldn't recommend that.

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