Email Subscription Notifications Suspended Temporarily
We are in the process of making navigation in the Servers and Operating Systems forums simpler and more direct. While doing this, we have to temporarily suspend email notifications for subscriptions. If you are subscribed to one or more discussion boards or blogs in the community, please check them daily to see new content. Notifications will be turned back on in a few days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thanks, Warren_Admin
StoreEver Tape Storage
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

5300 tape array and device open problems

David Uraneck
Occasional Advisor

5300 tape array and device open problems

just installed a "refurbed" 5300 tape array on a rp7400. when we plug in a DLT 8000 from a good working system we get: "on tape open: No such device or address". ioscan -fnC tape sees this device, and device files are there (from insf -e). we can even see a daisy-chained Ultrium 230 (external device) on the same SCSI chain. moved the DLT back to the working 5300 and it works fine again. any suggestions? my guess is a bad 5300
Trusted Contributor

Re: 5300 tape array and device open problems

tape array internal cabling can be finnicky.

There is not much that can be done, apart from replacing the backplan under warranty or the entire array. I assume you have tried different slots.

Be aware that there is a fair old run of cabling inside the arrays and you shouldn't daisy chain more than a couple of devices on the same bus within the array
Eagles may soar in the clouds but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines