StoreEver Tape Storage
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Can't read DDS3 tape - tar: tape read error

Can't read DDS3 tape - tar: tape read error

Hello,

I'm having trouble reading a DDS3 tape (DAT24) on systems other than its own. This tape comes from a HP 9000 server and it does read well locally but on other HP 9000 or Sun servers I get a tar: tape read error and the cleaning led on the tape drive starts to blink. The tape drives on the other systems are brand new and I already cleaned them so it's not a cleaning problem. I also tried tar with different block sizes but it didn't change anything. What could this be?

All your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Thanks for help.
3 REPLIES
Shaikh Imran
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't read DDS3 tape - tar: tape read error

Hi,
What is the tape drive on other servers where you are testing this tape.

Regards,


I'll sleep when i am dead.
Prashant (I am Back)
Honored Contributor

Re: Can't read DDS3 tape - tar: tape read error

Hi,

Prefered tool to check for Tape devices from compaq/HP is L&TT

HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ltt/index.html

L&TT for HP-UX, Tru64, and Linux
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?locale=en_US〈=English+%28US%29&pnameOID=12251&prodSeriesId=63988&prodTypeId=12169&basePartNum=COL1977&locBasepartNum=co-20796-2&os=HP-UX+11.x&tech=Diagnostic

Regards,
Prashant S.
Nothing is impossible

Re: Can't read DDS3 tape - tar: tape read error

The tape drives on the other systems are of the same brand and type - HP dat 24. The only difference is that they are new and they are called SureStore hp 24.

Thanks.