DLT tape errors

Mark Watts m.watts at eris.qinetiq.com
Tue Aug 5 03:22:01 CDT 2003


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> Hello Folks:
>
> I'm new to this list.  I have a brand new PowerEdge 2600 set up with
> RAID5 and a PowerVault 110T DLT VS 80 internal tape drive.
>
> I have set up Redhat 9, and wanted to backup some stuff to tape.  I did
> one little test backup of /tmp, but that's about all that has worked.
> Every time I try to back up using tar, it begins to work, but then fails.
>
> Here is some info:
>
> The tape drive is the sole device on an Adaptec AHA-3960D controller.

Is this one of those embedded RAID controlers or a pci card?

I've had an insane number of problems getting tabe drives to work from the 
PERC cards (basically they dont) and had to resort to using pci scsi cards.

Mark.


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Mark Watts
Senior Systems Engineer
QinetiQ TIM
St Andrews Road, Malvern
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