DLT tape errors -- UPDATE

Álvaro Palma apalma at custodium.com
Tue Aug 5 13:59:00 CDT 2003


Mensaje citado por Bill Gurley <bgurley at utk.edu>:

> An update on my DLT problems...
> 
> I finally got desperate and blew away my RH 9 installation.  I formatted 
> partitions and did a quick-and-dirty RH 8 install, using the default RH 
> kernel.
> 
> I just now did a 'tar cvf /dev/nst0 *' from the / directory.
> 
> I THOUGHT it was actually going to work, because it went for a long 
> time;  longer than before.  But eventually it again stopped with:
> 
> tar: /dev/nst0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> 
> 
> And syslog (again) reports:
> 
> Aug  5 13:13:20 nucleus kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Info 
> fld=0x0, Deferred st09:00: sense key Medium Error
> Aug  5 13:13:20 nucleus kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Info 
> fld=0x1, Current st09:00: sense key Medium Error
> Aug  5 13:13:20 nucleus kernel: Additional sense indicates Write error
> Aug  5 13:13:20 nucleus kernel: st0: Error on write filemark.
> 
> Do any of the Dell folks have a suggestion for me?  I have just had this 
> machine a few days.  I'm worried that if I call Dell support on this, 
> they will want to talk in terms of Windows backup software, which I 
> don't have (and don't want).
> 
> Thanks for all of your suggestions.

I don't remember if you said this before, but, when you enter a tape, what 
tells you 

mt -f /dev/nst0 status?

But Medium Error suggest me a hardware problem....
-- 
Atte.
Álvaro Palma




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