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HP C1537A tape storage ...

Vladimir_14
Occasional Visitor

HP C1537A tape storage ...

on a different DAT24 tapes C1537A reports about read-write error.Before all was ok. And on the face panel orange LED is blinking. Is it means that drive has corrupted and needs in a service ?
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Arimo Laine_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

The blinking yellow LED means that the drive has R/W problems and usually needs cleaning.

You should use cleaning cartridge once / week. If you haven't used a cleaning cartridge with the drive, run it for 5 times in a row even if the led goes out.

~A~
Vladimir_14
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Thank. I`ve just cleaned up tape-storage 5 times. But yellow LED is blinkink again. When tape in the drive yellow LED blinking (green lights permanently). ARCserver message that media is write-protected - but it false. We allways cleaning drive at changing tapes (2 times on month). I think it needs in service.
Arimo Laine_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Hi.

The blinking led can also come if you have a poor SCSI bus.

Download HP Library and Tape Tools (http://www.hp.com/cposupport/information_storage/support_doc/lpg50128.html), run the tests, mail support ticket to ltt-log-europe@hp.com and call the support center. They can help you on determining where the actual failure is.

~A~
Vladimir_14
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Thank. But problem is that device working on Netware server.
harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Call Hp for servcie repair. if it's the drive they will replace.

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harry
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Arimo Laine_2
Valued Contributor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Hi.

Take a look on the backup logs. What's the data transfer rate on a bu operation?

~A~
Vladimir_14
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

before the error tranfer was a 38.560 and 30.600 kb/min
usualy rate was 50.000 kb/min
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Hello,

Try to replace the cartidge and see what happens. Most probably you have a bad drive though.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Vladimir_14
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

no, all tapes gives one error
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: HP C1537A tape storage ...

Hello,

If cleaning does not work, replacing cartridge does not work, everything does not work, most probably you have a faulty drive. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a "service" to tape drives. HP replaces them and that's it.

HTH,
Vince
Tape Drives RULE!!!