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bond007
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check the tape drive

Hi All,

WHat are the possible methods of testing a tape drive ? The drive is CLAIMED but still it throws errors while taking backups.

Thanks and Regards,

Bond.

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Peter Mattei
Honored Contributor
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Re: check the tape drive

If its an HP tape drive the best and easiest way is using HP Library and Tape Tools LTT.
They are free.
Find the description here
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/ltt/index.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

For the downloads click on
-> HP L&TT Tool
at the right under Product Information

Cheers
Peter
I love storage
Satish M.S.
Valued Contributor

Re: check the tape drive

Hello:
Could you elaborate as to what kind of errors are flagged. Are the errors flagged in the backup software or in the syslog.

Thanks

Satish
Sivakumar TS
Honored Contributor

Re: check the tape drive

Hi,

first things first...

did you change the media ?

did you try cleaning the drive ?

Regards,

Siva.
Nothing is Impossible !