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Surestore DLT80 drive module

otukile
Frequent Advisor

Surestore DLT80 drive module

I am experiencing IO errors on this subeject mentioned drive connected to an rp5400 HP-UX connected through a tape drive enclosure. I have replaced the tape drive with a new drive. Before replacing the drive, I had reseated the HBA SCSI card and the cable.

Another related issue, is when you want to run interactive backups through SAM. Initialy the tape backup device would not be detected and listed. But after manuevering around, it will later be listed.

Has anyone come across to such kind of problem? Any help will be highly appreciated. Thanks
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Torsten.
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Re: Surestore DLT80 drive module

Wow, your diagnostics version is A.34.00 - this from 2002!

You should update this!

Because you replaced the drive already, you should check the cable and terminator now and replace them.

Very often a broken or bent pin will produce very strange problems.

Hope this helps!
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tkc
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Re: Surestore DLT80 drive module

pls check your stape patch level too in the system. what is the o/s version you are running on?
Torsten.
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Re: Surestore DLT80 drive module

It is 11.11 (according to the attachement).

You should check for patches too, see

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/patch/releasePage.do?BC=main|releaseIndexPage|&releaseId=5013-6539

For diagnostics see

http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=B6191AAE

Hope this helps!
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otukile
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Re: Surestore DLT80 drive module

Thanks all for all the information. I will update both the stape and online diagnostic and hope it solves the problem.

This is a server that is never moved or tempered, but I just went ahead and checked the pins. They all look Ok.

I even went further and swaped the HBA card and still the problem persists.

patch and diagnostic updates are my next step. I will update afterwards.
Thanks
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