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DL 380 G6 & P212 & Storageworks 1760 LTO4

Stefan Schorch
Occasional Visitor

DL 380 G6 & P212 & Storageworks 1760 LTO4

Hello!

We are using a brand-new HP DL 380 G6 with the latest Proliant Support Pack installed (Windows Server 2008 R2). One Storageworks 1760 LTO4 1U unit is attached via SAS / P212 HBA. The backup only worked for two days. If I test the drive with the HP TapeTools (Drive Assessment Test) it fails with a cleaning request and on the next hardware scan the device appears with a red cross.

During the tests all the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 services were stopped.

We swapped the drive, the sas cable, the HBA and tried different drivers (HP and Symantec).

Nothing worked for more than 2 days.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
4 REPLIES
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: DL 380 G6 & P212 & Storageworks 1760 LTO4

can you attach here the resultlog file you can find in the directory log of LTT path?

are you using new tapes? strange you get the cleaning request, this test is supposed to check all the parts of the LTO drive and if it report a cleaning request that mean there are read/write problems.
Can you also run your backup and when it fails collect a support ticket with still the tape in the drive, the log may clarify something.

Also are you getting errors in the System event logs related to timeout or similar? (usually error id 9, id 11 id 15?)
Stefan Schorch
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL 380 G6 & P212 & Storageworks 1760 LTO4

Hi!

This is the error message:

[snip]
|__ Test 'LTO Drive Assessment test' started on device 'HP Ultrium 4-SCSI' at address '3/7.0.0'
||__ LTO Drive Assessment Test Options
| ||__ Enable Passive Test : True
| ||__ Allow Overwrite : True
| ||__ Ignore Cleaning Requests : True
| ||__ Amount of Media to Test : Default
| ||__ Number of Iterations : 1
||__ executing LTO Drive Assessment Test...
||__ LTO Drive Assessment Test, version V05.02.2010
||__ Test run: Mon Aug 30 16:51:44 2010
||__ Drive serial number: HU1031BLCE
||__ checking tape load ...
||__ Data Cartridge Information:
||__ Vendor: HP
||__ Format: LTO-4
||__ Serial Number: HA2QM2Y906
||__ Barcode: Unknown
||__ ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL INFORMATION (from drive logs):
||__ analyzing device data...
||__ updating device writeback data...
||__
||__ version: V11.03.2010
||__ Firmware rev U52D is up-to-date for Ultrium 4-SCSI as of Mon Jun 8 19:00:00 2009.
||__ There were 19 rules checked.
||__ Device Analysis has checked the historical information and no problems were found.
||__ RESULTS OF TESTS ON THIS DRIVE
||__ [Please note: the operations performed by this overwrite test will NOT be
||__ reflected in the Support Ticket usage/health information.]
||__ Amount of data requiredâ test option : Default
||__ erasing ...
||__ The Short Erase operation failed to complete.
||__ Byte2 0x3 SenseCode 0xc SenseQual 0x0 (Write error) ErrorCode 0x5083
||__ soft unload ...
||__ loading ...
||__ erasing ...
||__ The Short Erase operation failed to complete.
||__ Byte2 0x3 SenseCode 0xc SenseQual 0x0 (Write error) ErrorCode 0x5083
||__ The LTO Drive Assessment Test has checked the history and/or operation of the selected drive, and
||__ Some problems were found that could be due to the test tape,
||__ but the test was not run using the default test options.
||__ Please re-run the test using a different test tape.
||__ The results of this test cannot be guaranteed.
||__ Please run the test with the default options to check the operation of your drive.
||__ Test time: 4:57
||__ Test incomplete. See the analysis results in the test operations log.
||__ Test Incomplete
||__ Test Incomplete


[snip]

Stefan...
Stefan Schorch
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL 380 G6 & P212 & Storageworks 1760 LTO4

Hi!

You can find the ResultLog.ltt attached.

Stefan...
Curtis Ballard
Honored Contributor

Re: DL 380 G6 & P212 & Storageworks 1760 LTO4

You haven't responded regarding whether you have used different tapes with the same results. The results you posted show that the drive has had a hard write error attempted to write to the tape but that only one tape was used. It takes at least two tapes to be able to figure out if the problem is the tape or the drive so this test is considered "incomplete". The same test must be repeated with another tape.