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ProLiant DL380 + Ultrium 460

Timo J
Frequent Advisor

ProLiant DL380 + Ultrium 460

OS won't find Ultrium 460. On boot, BIOS finds that device, but OS can't see it. Module st is loaded ok, but status is unused.
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Stuart Browne
Honored Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL380 + Ultrium 460

I take it the tape is external, and attached to the onboard SmartArray RAID controller?

If so, take a quick read of '/usr/share/doc/kernel-doc-*/cciss.txt', inparticular the section about engaging the SCSI devices.

The short of it is the following for loop:

for x in /proc/driver/cciss/cciss[0-9]*
do
echo "engage scsi" > $x
done

Once that is done, take a look in '/proc/scsi/scsi' to see if any 'Sequential Access' devices exist. This will mean that your tape drive is showing it's self properly to the OS.
One long-haired git at your service...
xyko_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL380 + Ultrium 460

Hi Mikko,

There are kernel considerations about using tapes attached to smartarray controllers.

See the following documentation.

http://www.cpqlinux.com/cciss-tape.html

regards,
Xyko
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: ProLiant DL380 + Ultrium 460

The most common problem here is scsi address conflict. Make sure the drive itself is not on scsi id 0 because the scsi card is using that. You might try a different address.

I'm pretty sure after drive install that this device, if working should show up on hardware scans.

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