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fbackup problem with seagate drive

Jeff Smee
Advisor

fbackup problem with seagate drive

I am having problems with fbackup on a seagate Ultrium drive. I am on an N4000 running HP-UX 11.0. I have patches PHKL_28216 and PHCO_25424 installed (stape and fbackup). I get the message "not a valid device file". I have seen other people with the same problem, but the patches have not fixed my problem. tar does work to the device file just fine. If I use fbackup -f host:/dev/rmt/, it does work, but it is very slow. I have also tried using /dev/rmt/0mb and it doesn't work either. Does any one have any other ideas?

Jeff
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Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

"...lssf /dev/rmt/0mn..."

"...ioscan -fnkC tape..."

These commands will help. Can you attach the results?

What type of tape drive?

Here's the syntax for fbackup and frecover:

"...fbackup 0y -f /dev/rmt/0m..." (* Full system backup *)

"...fbackup -0y -g /tmp/graph_file -f /dev/rmt/0m..." (* Full backup of file system listed in graph file, see man pages. *)
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Michael Duthie
Trusted Contributor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

"If I use fbackup -f host:/dev/rmt/, it does work, but it is very slow"

Is the SCSI bus shared with any other devices ? It will only run as fast as the slowest device.
Jeff Smee
Advisor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

lssf /dev/rmt/lto_drive1

stape card instance 7 SCSI target 1 SCSI LUN 0 berkeley best density available at address 1/2/0/0.1.0 /dev/rmt/lto_drive1

I have also tried many other device files (with the same error in each case).


tape 6 1/2/0/0.1.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE SEAGATE ULTRIUM06242-XXX
/dev/rmt/6m /dev/rmt/c7t1d0BESTb
/dev/rmt/6mb /dev/rmt/c7t1d0BESTn
/dev/rmt/6mn /dev/rmt/c7t1d0BESTnb
/dev/rmt/6mnb /dev/rmt/lto_drive1
/dev/rmt/c7t1d0BEST /dev/rmt/testlto
Michael Duthie
Trusted Contributor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

Hi Jeff,

Just read your prob again "host:/dev/rmt/"

You doing remote backups? have you edited /.rhosts & /etc/hosts.equiv ?

Mike
Jeff Smee
Advisor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

I don't want to do remote backups (even though it works slowly). I want fbackup to work locally with the command... fbackup -f /dev/rmt/
Michael Duthie
Trusted Contributor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

Have you tried the advice on page 14 of this doc ?

http://www.seagate.com/support/tape/manuals/lto/v200unix.pdf
Jeff Smee
Advisor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

Tried that, got the exact same error. I believe the problem is the stape driver. stape doesn't know about all the features of this drive, therefore fbackup won't use it.
Jeff Smee
Advisor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

Got the final work from HP today. This drive is not supported and there is no timeframe for it to be supported. They recommended using some backup program like omniback (i.e. native UNIX commands are not supported)

Unless anyone has any other ideas, I think this case is closed.

Jeff
Christopher LaPlante_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: fbackup problem with seagate drive

We tested seagate LTO drives with omniback and could not get compression to work with the stape driver. I believe the stape driver will only work correctly with HP LTO's. We ended up buying IBM LTO's and loaded there atdd driver onto our hp-ux systems 11i and 11.0. These drives have been outstanding.Been in production with them since Oct2002