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Unloading the Media in Ultrium E Library drive through command

avsrini
Trusted Contributor

Unloading the Media in Ultrium E Library drive through command

Hi all,
Do anybody help me in unloading the medium
stuck in drive 1 of SCSI I Tape Library through
commands. i have tried with mt command
but no success.

thanks in advance
srini
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3 REPLIES
Vincent Farrugia
Honored Contributor

Re: Unloading the Media in Ultrium E Library drive through command

Hello,

Do you mean it is stuck in the drive, like you can't unload it using normal procedures?
Tape Drives RULE!!!
Alexander M. Ermes
Honored Contributor

Re: Unloading the Media in Ultrium E Library drive through command

Hi there.
If the tape is really stuck, you have to take it out manually.
If it is still possible to remove it through software, either try uma from OmniBack
or do it this way :
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set drive offline
mt -t /dev/rmt/whatsoever offl

check picker :
mc -p /dev/picker_device -r DS

move tape :
mc -p /dev/picker_device -d D1 -s S12
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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: Unloading the Media in Ultrium E Library drive through command

Hi there.
this is an additonal list of commands with some explanations :

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For the below commands I am assuming your using
HPUX. To find a vacant slot (assuming your robot device is configured)

# mc -p /dev/robot -r S (shows empty slots)
# mt -t /dev/rmt/1m rew (rewind the tape)
# mt -t /dev/rmt/1m offl (puts the tape offline)
# mc -p /dev/robot -sD1 -dS5 (takes the tape
from drive 1 and places it in slot 5
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No points for this pls, because i copied it from a reply of Mike Tully.
You can assign additional points to hom for some other reply in recognition of this idea.
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"