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I/O Timeout on Tape Drives

Ron Lincicum
Occasional Visitor

I/O Timeout on Tape Drives

Is it possible to permanently change the I/O
timeout of a tape device? If
Whatever it Takes
Eric de Lange_2
Respected Contributor

Re: I/O Timeout on Tape Drives

Hello Ron,

Yes, it could be changed depending on the type of drive and so on. The question is: Why would you ? Is there a specific reason for this change ?

If you are experiencing problems of some kind, changing the timeout values might break more that it would fix the end...would only mask the problem rather istead of eliminating the root cause.

My approach would be to address the problem you are experiencing here in the group or with HP support.

Maybe you could post some details ?

Happy new year to all !

Joseph T. Wyckoff
Honored Contributor

Re: I/O Timeout on Tape Drives

Many I/O issues can be worked around in software. For example, in Omniback we can retry several failed operations (like a tape rewind) in case i/o errors or time outs cause us problems.

Certainly some errors are fatal, and workarounds are not an option.

So my question to you is...what problem are you trying to fix?
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