System Administration
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

 
Kanagaraj
Regular Advisor

DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

Dear All,

I am facing a problem that tape drive DAT72 is not detecting in rp3440 server.It is having OS HPUX-11.23.
the same DAT 72 drive is detecing and working fine in HPUX-11.11 and same model server.

Is there any special kernel settings need to be done?.Please suggest on this issue.
8 REPLIES

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

check that the stape driver module is in the kernel:

kcmodule -v stape


HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Kanagaraj
Regular Advisor

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

Hi,
I am getting following error.

# kcmodule -v stape
ERROR: Unable to read title of running configuration: KRS error code 2

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

hmmm this may be a seperate problem, but needs to be fixed as well - you can see this when there's been a problem with kernel configurations, or aborted patch installations... there's also a bad patch (PHKL_35029) which can also cause this.

Can you see if you have an error messages similar to that you got from kcmodule in /etc/rc.log ?

And check if you have PHKL_35029 installed?

You're gonna have to fix this kernel issue before you can address the trape problem, so park that for the moment.

HTH

Duncan

HTH

Duncan
Taifur
Respected Contributor

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

Hi D.kanagarj,

You can check kernel parameter by kctune or kcweb.
You can follow below steps,

step1: output from kcmodule where the stape driver is not installed
# /usr/sbin/kcmodule stape

step2: Save the current kernel configuration to file krbackup
# kconfig -s krbackup


step3: install the stape module
# kcmodule stape=static


step4: Reboot the server to activate the new kernel
# cd /
# shutdown -ry 0

Or,

#lsdev -C tape
Character Block Driver Class
205 -1 stape tape


Should give similar output if the driver is there in kernel otherwise shall be blank.

If the driver not listed you can add the same through either command line or using SAM.

SAM->Kenrel Configuration->Drivers

Select stape and from action menu select add driver to kernel. Followed by this the kernel shall rebuild and the system shall reboot.


Rgds//
Taifur
Kanagaraj
Regular Advisor

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

Thank you,I will try above mentioned steps and let you know prograss....
Kanagaraj
Regular Advisor

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

Hi,

No prograss.....

# /usr/sbin/kcmodule stape
ERROR: Unable to read title of running configuration: KRS error code 2

what could be the reason like this behavior,I am trying it without tape drive.Should I try with tape drive(I have disconnected)
Kanagaraj
Regular Advisor

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

Dear All,

Tape drive is not detecting issue solved by creating new kernel configuration file and I have installed 28 kernel dependency patches.

after that I have set the stape driver static and IN.Then Tape drive was detected.Now I have taken ignite backup successfully.

Thanks a lot for your valuable replies.
Kanagaraj
Regular Advisor

Re: DAT 72 Tape drive is not detecting-hpux 11.23

I am closing this thread