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Tape SDLT 320 blinking all the LED

Sakui
Frequent Advisor

Tape SDLT 320 blinking all the LED


I a have a GS 80 server with True 64 Unix and SDLT 320 working properly. After backup up the previous day, i decided to use the the tape the next day. ALL the LED on the tape a blinking .Red ,green and Amber. I restart the server several time. Every time i insert a tape it eject and blink all the LED continuality. What is the solution
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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape SDLT 320 blinking all the LED

Read the owner's manual for the tape drive?

All my DLT drives are older than yours, but
all-lights-flashing normally means that the
tape drive is NOT "working properly".

Restarting the server is not likely to help
a bad tape drive. Cycling the power on the
tape drive might help, but don't expect much.

The usual solution is to repair or replace
the bad tape drive.