Problem on DAT ?

Pierre POMES ppomes at reservit.com
Thu Jun 6 12:23:00 CDT 2002


Hi,

I have some error message with my DSS4 drive on a PE 2550 :

DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Thu Jun  6 18:43:53 2002
  DUMP: Dumping /dev/sdb6 (an unlisted file system) to /dev/nst0
  DUMP: Added inode 8 to exclude list (journal inode)
  DUMP: Added inode 7 to exclude list (resize inode)
  DUMP: Label: none
  DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
  DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories]
  DUMP: estimated 6895466 tape blocks.
  DUMP: Volume 1 started with block 1 at: Thu Jun  6 18:44:07 2002
  DUMP: dumping (Pass III) [directories]
  DUMP: dumping (Pass IV) [regular files]
  DUMP: 10.84% done at 2492 kB/s, finished in 0:41
  DUMP: 28.87% done at 3317 kB/s, finished in 0:24
  DUMP: write error 3025940 blocks into volume 1: Input/output error
  DUMP: Do you want to rewrite this volume?: ("yes" or "no")

I cleaned the drive, I changed the tape, but the error still remains.
Here is a copy of my /var/log/message :

Jun  6 18:58:02 gemenos kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Current
st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Jun  6 19:05:01 gemenos kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Current
st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Jun  6 19:05:01 gemenos kernel: st0: Error on write filemark.

The tape drive is one year old, but I used it only four or five times,
to backup small filesystems only.

The commands I use are : 
mt -f /dev/st0 rewind 
dump -f /dev/st0 /dev/sdb5 (first filesystem ok)
dump -f /dev/nst0 /dev/sdb6 (second filesystem KO during backup, 8 GB
size)

But the problem can happen also using tar. Is it a real probleme on the
drive ? Or a kernel problem ?

Thanks for your help.

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Pierre POMES                        mailto:ppomes at reservit.com
Interface Technologies




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