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FrenkyBee
Occasional Visitor

locked tape device

Via deviceshare we have connected a tape drive. The user that connected the drive is logout without dismounting the drive, and now we have a problem!!

We stop deviceshare, (incl remove it with install delete) but when we start again, the drive is locked again.

I will attach some screenprints.
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labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: locked tape device

Hello

Welcome to the Vms forum !

You have not stated the architecture (Vax, Alpha, Itanium), the Vms version (i.e 6.2, 7.3-2, 8.3 ...), the patches applied ($ prod sh prod, prod sh hist, dir/dat/siz sys$help:*.rel*), if you are in a Cluster (is this tape drive owned by a process on another member of the Cluster) ?

Do you have a process in the state Rwast ?

Have you tried to power-cycle the tape ?

What is the value oh the sysgen parameter mvtimeout ?
$ mc sysgen sh mvtimeout

If your process is in Rwast state, have a look at
http://www.pottsoft.com/home/vms/rwast.html

A reboot will solve the problem, but I guess you are trying to avoid it :-)

FrenkyBee
Occasional Visitor

Re: locked tape device

I'va paste the answers in a attachment.
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: locked tape device

Thanks

$ set term/wid=132
$ prod sh hist

will show your patches level.

By the way, if you upgrade to 7.3-2, you will be supported, as 7.3 is no longer supported.
FrenkyBee
Occasional Visitor

Re: locked tape device

I know, but soon there will be a migration project; VMS 7.3-2 and ohter hardware.


Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: locked tape device

I'm guessing you are using this product

http://www.advsyscon.com/products/deviceshare/

Have you contacted Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.?
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