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Not sure if device or controller error on MSL6000

Occasional Contributor

Not sure if device or controller error on MSL6000

We are currently having issues with our tape drives and i'm not sure if its a controller or the device. It started the other day with one drive becoming inactive and the following error in the event logs:

The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Scsi\ql23001.

When using the UMA utility... instead of a prompt, I get an I/O device error... as shown:

C:\Program Files\OmniBack\bin>uma -ioctl scsi2:0:0:1 -barcode
*** PROGRAM: UMA VERSION: HP OpenView Storage Data Protector A.05.50

*** (c) Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 2004
*** License is restricted for use with licensed
*** HP OpenView Storage Data Protector products.

[Critical] From: UMA@sanback "(unnamed)" Time: 10/11/2006 9:14:20 AM [90:59] sanback : scsi2:0:0:1
Cannot open exchanger control device ([1117] The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. )

I'd like to be sure that its the controller before lodging a support call. Are there any tests i can run to confirm this issue... thanks in advance

Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Not sure if device or controller error on MSL6000


You to http://IP-MSL

Try if you can move tapes here.