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dat40 write protected error

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dat40 write protected error

I try to instal a dat40 on a server and i have the message " the media is write protected" but the tape is not in protection... I try again with an other dat40 i have the same error message, the oS is unix ... what can be the probleme?



P.S. This thread has been moved from general to Tape Libraries and Drives. - Hp Forum Moderator

Stuart Whitby
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Re: dat40 write protected error

Do you have rights to write to the drive? My personal recommendation would be to make the drive available to root only - mode 700, owned by root.
A sysadmin should never cross his fingers in the hope commands will work. Makes for a lot of mistakes while typing.