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Tape drive access problem on MSL5052S2

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Matthew Booth
Frequent Advisor

Tape drive access problem on MSL5052S2

Any pointers to possible problem I'm having with a particular tape drive on MSL5052S2?

Thanks in advance,
Matt

Report Messages Other Than Normal [Common]:

[Critical]
From: "ZEMBO_DRIVE_3" Time: 1/3/2007 4:58:49 PM
[90:120]
_$2$MGA5: Cannot get device file status ([6] no such device or address) => aborting

[Critical]
From: "ZEMBO_DRIVE_3" Time: 1/3/2007 4:59:44 PM
[90:120]
_$2$MGA5: Cannot get device file status ([6] no such device or address) => aborting

[Major]
From: "ZEMBO_DRIVE_3" Time: 1/3/2007 4:59:45 PM
[90:180] Cannot rewind medium. (Details unknown.)
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rich pattison
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: Tape drive access problem on MSL5052S2

From the display it looks like you're running a Dataprotector media agent to an OVMS SAN attached Library. Needs a bit more info..........any errorlogs, SEA output ???

Is it a solid, or intermittant problem ??

Have there been any changes to the SAN configuration ??

Does the device show up OK on VMS ($show dev full, or SYSMAN)

Does a VMS backup run OK locally ??
Matthew Booth
Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape drive access problem on MSL5052S2

Thanks Rich,

It has now become obvious that this tape drive was replaced recently. The sys$devices.dat file in sys$system no longer uses $2$MGA5: but $2$MGA0:. I'm not too familiar with DP so I will notify the folks monitoring our backups the change in the device name.

Regards,
Matt
Matthew Booth
Frequent Advisor

Re: Tape drive access problem on MSL5052S2

Forgot to close thread.

-Matt