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Ultrium 960 and Adaptec 29320

rober sakharin
Occasional Contributor

Ultrium 960 and Adaptec 29320

We have two Ultrium 960,HP DL380 G5,ADAPTEC 29320 controller card
i 'm running Win2003 on both servers,we have connected server and ultrium960 with a LVD cable
we encountered the following problem:
The Tape unit and SCSI card appear in Windows Dvice Manager ,and in Computer Mnagment i can see the Tape in Removable Storage but when i try to use ntbackup it doesn't work and in Computer Manager i can see that the Tape is 'writing label' and after 10 or more minute this two error appears in Event Viewer:
Source:Removable Storage server
Event ID:9
Library HP LTO Ultrium3 Drive failed to write a free media label on media1 because an I/O error
occured while writing the label
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ِDvice : \device\scsi\a320raid2 did not respond whithin time out

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we have this problem with both of servers and Tapes
4 REPLIES
TapeDrive Killer
Trusted Contributor
rober sakharin
Occasional Contributor

Re: Ultrium 960 and Adaptec 29320

I have updated the Adaptec 29320A-r driver
from it's website but the problem doesn't solved,when i start test with L&LT this blue screen error oqures :
Driver_IRQL_Not_Less_Or_Equal
Stop code 0x000000d1
a320raid.sys address f7332c86
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and this is a part of L&LT reports:
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Operating System : Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
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Firmware rev G64D is up-to-date for Ultrium 3-SCSI as of Fri Apr 20 19:00:00 2007.

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The current SCSI configuration is likely to be limiting the performance of the drive.

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Please check that your HBA is the correct type for the drive and that the cabling is good.

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The SCSI configuration referenced is the one for which device analysis was run and/or the support ticket was pulled.

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If this is not via your backup server then you may not have an issue.

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Current SCSI transfer rate limited to: 160 MB/sec. Recommended: 320 MB/sec. or better

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There were 20 rules checked.

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Device Analysis completed, and warnings have been reported.


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Write (last 1 tapes) : Great margin (average 100%, worst 100%) (4.7 MB)

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Read (last 0 tapes) : Unused

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Head life : Great margin, 99% life remaining
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100.0


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Reposition life : Great margin, 99% life remaining
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100.0


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Load/unload life : Great margin, 99% life remaining
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100.0


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Cleaning tape requested : No



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Drive Configuration
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Drive
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Data compression : Enabled
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1


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Current block size : Not available

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Detect WORM tampering : Enabled

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Reads after WORM tampering : Not enabled

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Media removal (software controlled) : Allowed
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0


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Encryption/Decryption capability : None

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Encryption key size : n/a


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Interface
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SCSI Drive ID : 3

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SCSI Host ID : 7

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Negotiated burst data rate : 160 MB/s
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TapeDrive Killer
Trusted Contributor

Re: Ultrium 960 and Adaptec 29320

Try a different HBA then

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/compatibility/tapebackup/ISS/Detail/16-0024-0107.html
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Lunja
Occasional Advisor

Re: Ultrium 960 and Adaptec 29320

Make sure that RAID option is diabled on the card and then use NON RAID drivers:

http://download.adaptec.com/scsi/windows/u320_scsi_v7006_win32_cert.exe