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Parity error

Swain
Regular Advisor

Parity error

I am getting parity erropr while taking backup of Open VMS8.2 system
$ INITIALIZE/MEDIA_FORMAT=COMPACT LEV$MKA600: BAK
%INIT-F-PARITY, parity error

could someone help?
the drive is DDS2
3 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Parity error

"xxx-F-PARITY, parity error" is normally a
generic I/O error. Could be a bad tape, or
a drive which is bad or needs cleaning.

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Swain
Regular Advisor

Re: Parity error

had to cleanup disk
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Parity error

Cleanup disk ???? For a parity error on a tape drive ???

Wim
Wim