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Mulder_1
Frequent Advisor

Tape problem

I get this error whenever I try to mount the tape drive :

$:> mou/for $2$MGA1:
%MOUNT-F-DRVERR, fatal drive error

Even if the drive id offline I get this error.

Any idea what can resolve the issue ?

Thanks
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape problem

Versions ? How's the drive connected ?

SYSMAN IO AUTO may help. A power cycle of the drive too. Replacing it too.

Wim
Wim
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marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape problem

hi,

in addition to wims comments, is this a new drive/library if not have you changed anything recently. have you another drive you can swap it with ?

Mulder_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape problem

Tried IO Auto and swapped the drives...

Making things worse after swapping....
Rebooted tape library several times...

Any other way to get rid of the error without rebooting...

Thanks
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape problem

This is a Fibre Channel tape. You need to follow the guidelines for Fibre Channel Tape Support:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/doc/82final/6318/6318pro_010.html#fctapes

You can't just switch tapes and expect it to work...

Volker.
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape problem

Check

mc sysman help io find_wwid

for updating sys$devices.

run "io find_wwid" before "io auto"

Dave
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape problem

..and you might want to check your nsr mappings on the library side.

fwiw
Solution

Re: Tape problem

you have to be replace the drive.No other solution.I resolve this a lot of time by replacing drive.
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape problem

Even worrse. We once had that error with an MSL directly connected to a GS160. A new drive was to0m replace the old one. The wrong type of drive was delivered so we put the original back in. It worked again.

Wim (tape+printers -> space shutle -> the Sun)
Wim