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Tape Drive always showing Write Protected

Ajin_1
Valued Contributor

Tape Drive always showing Write Protected

Hi Experts

 

We are taking Os backup dailly using make_tape_recovery

 

When we load dailly OS backup Tape ,it always showing write protected ,but actually its not .

 

Once we clean and reinsert the tape ,then its showing Normal

 

$ mt -f /dev/rmt/0mn status
Drive:  HP DAT160
Format:
Status: [45114800] BOT write-protected online compression immediate-report-mode
File:   0
Block:  0

 

Its not a media Problem ,may be its Drive Error?

 

 

 

Thanks & Regards
Ajin.S
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1 REPLY
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape Drive always showing Write Protected

It is likely a drive problem. The write protect tab position is sensed in the drive and a possible misalignment has occurred with this sensor.



Bill Hassell, sysadmin