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Drive's library busy

Eleonora
Occasional Contributor

Drive's library busy

Hi, i have a library with 28 slots. This morning one drive is still busy with one tape inside.
I try to clean drives, to empty drive from admin panel, but nothing to do!
What can i do?
Thanks a lot
Eleonora
3 REPLIES
Shaamil
Frequent Advisor

Re: Drive's library busy

Hi
What type Of Library do U have & where is it connected too. please give more info.
Thanks,
Shaamil Thorne
HP is the greatest
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Drive's library busy

Hi there.
Did you take the drive offline ?
Maybe these commands can help :


mc -p /dev/robotdevice -r S ( shows all empty slots )

mc -p /dev/robotdevice -sD1 -dS5 ( takes the tape from drive 1 to slot 5 ( if slot is empty ) )

mt -t /dev/rmt/1m rew ( rewinds the tape in drive 1 )

mt -t /dev/rmt/1m offl ( takes the tape in drive 1 offline )

Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Drive's library busy

Hi there.
Did you take the drive offline ?
Maybe these commands can help :


mc -p /dev/robotdevice -r S ( shows all empty slots )

mc -p /dev/robotdevice -sD1 -dS5 ( takes the tape from drive 1 to slot 5 ( if slot is empty ) )

mt -t /dev/rmt/1m rew ( rewinds the tape in drive 1 )

mt -t /dev/rmt/1m offl ( takes the tape in drive 1 offline )

Rgds
Alexander M. Ermes
.. and all these memories are going to vanish like tears in the rain! final words from Rutger Hauer in "Blade Runner"