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Tape drive issue


Tape drive issue

One of our tape drive on hp-unix 10.01 gone bad, previously it was claiming /dev/rmt/2m address.

We put the new drive on the same location, in order to detect new new address, do we need to reboot the server or it will detect automatically

Please help
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive issue

Run an 'ioscan -fnC tape' and see if the drive shows up as CLAIMED.

You should not need to reboot.
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Re: Tape drive issue

I'm totally sure any hardware running 10.01 is NOT hotplug.

Power off the hardware, replace the drive, check SCSI ID (if it is really SCSI ...) and power on again.

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Re: Tape drive issue

These are external drives. do we need to reboot the server as well.

Tim Nelson
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape drive issue

Depends on the type of tape device.

If they are single-ended scsi then you should be ok...but 1 out of a million times ...

If they are fast-wide HVD then you should shutdown OS and power off.

once replaced, ioscan -fC tape as mentioned before...

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Tape drive issue


You also will need most likely to move the kernel stape driver into the kernel, which it is not by default.

Also I really think you should change your forums name, its a little deceptive.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation

Re: Tape drive issue

Thx for support Guys. Now the tape is recognizing by OS. Thx for all support and help.

I 'll change my forum name.