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Backup Error

Bona_1
Frequent Advisor

Backup Error

Help!!! What does this mean?

DBA_PPAS:PPAS01> init ppas01$mka100: ppasdb/media=comp

%INIT-F-CTRLERR, fatal controller error

Please assist

3 REPLIES
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Backup Error

(it means its your turn to be visted by the Bad News Fairy :-)

Basically its usually a hardware error unless the tape you loaded is incompatabile with the drive (like loading a DLT IIIXT in a TK87 drive).

What sort of drive and tape is it?

There may be useful information in the error log.
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Bona_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Backup Error

It's an SDLT tape. When i do a sho dev, this is the output I get

DBA_PPAS:PPAS01> sh dev mka/full



Magtape PPAS01$MKA100:, device type COMPAQ SDLT320, is online, file-oriented

device, served to cluster via TMSCP Server, error logging is enabled,

controller supports compaction (compaction disabled), device supports

fastskip (per_io).



Error count 4 Operations completed 44

Owner process "" Owner UIC [SYSTEM]

Owner process ID 00000000 Dev Prot S:RWPL,O:RWPL,G:R,W

Reference count 0 Default buffer size 2048

Density default Format Normal-11



Volume status: no-unload on dismount, position lost, odd parity.

Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Backup Error

any recent entries in the error log for that tape drive?

Is the cleaning light on the for the tape drive ?
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