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Hot swap LTO

Angela Swyers_1
Frequent Advisor

Hot swap LTO

I have a hot swap LTO drive, that I have just put into my server in a tape array. I have put in this same tape drive just 2 days ago. Today I can not get the ioscan to return the tape drive. I have even rebooted my server. Is there anything else I can do to try to get it to see the tape drive?
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Hot swap LTO

Have power cycled the tpae drive / enclosure? Have you checked the cables and termination?

It sounds like you may have just run into a bad batch of drives or you may have other problem with the tape array.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Hot swap LTO

Last time this happened to me a scsi cable had gone bad.

I don't know why they go bad, especially when nonbody touches them, but they do.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Joseph A Benaiah_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Hot swap LTO


Check the SCSI id of the drive. If it conflicts with another device on the same bus for example the DVD drive, it may not show up in an ioscan even after a reboot.