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Tape Drive always showing Write Protected

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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
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
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Bill Hassell
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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