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DL380G2 W/AIT 100GB TAPE DRIVE ERRORS

Paul Newton
Occasional Contributor

DL380G2 W/AIT 100GB TAPE DRIVE ERRORS

I have an DL380G@ w/the 5i Smart Array Controller, running NT Server 4.0 SP6a, Hotfix Q299444i, and the lastest 5i controllers downloaded from COMPAQ site yesterday (Ver 4.42.?). I have also run the scsi firmware update also. Here is my problem:

The AIT tape drive reports tape failures from NTBACKUP and will not read a tape. It keeps trying to read the header. The system log indicates a CPQISSM.SYS (Controller) error and Cpaitnt4.sys (tape driver) errors relating to ntbackup error.

I plan to install the HPSTORAGE works utility later this week to try and determine if the problem is an NTBACKUP problem or a driver/firmware problem.

Can you recommend any other steps to take to try and resolve this problem?

R
Paul Newton

1 REPLY
Brian_Murdoch
Honored Contributor

Re: DL380G2 W/AIT 100GB TAPE DRIVE ERRORS

Paul,

Try the Sony AIT driver to see if it improves things.

http://sony.storagesupport.com/ait/windriver_nt4.htm

Regards,

Brian