error messages with backup on new 2850

Brandon Coale bcoale at freeway.net
Tue Mar 8 20:08:00 CST 2005


Hello,

A couple weeks ago, my company purchased a PowerEdge 2850 with Red Hat 
Enterprise 3 ES preinstalled, and we have been having trouble getting 
the backups to work. The service tag is FDT4T61.  We purchased it with 
a PowerVault 100T DAT 72 tape drive.

We try to backup a directory and partway through the backup our tar 
command fails. The command we're using is tar -cvf /dev/st0 /mega
Sample output:
mega/archive/megasys/XDFIL2
tar: /dev/st0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Our /var/log/messages file shows:
Mar  8 17:43:07 sbsmegasys kernel: st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
Mar  8 17:43:07 sbsmegasys Server Administrator: Storage Service 
EventID: 2164  See readme.txt for a list of validated controller driver 
versions.
Mar  8 17:43:08 sbsmegasys snmpd[2122]: Got trap from peer on fd 11
Mar  8 17:43:25 sbsmegasys kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Current 
st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Mar  8 17:43:25 sbsmegasys kernel: Additional sense indicates Internal 
target failure
Mar  8 17:43:26 sbsmegasys kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Current 
st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Mar  8 17:43:26 sbsmegasys kernel: Additional sense indicates Internal 
target failure
Mar  8 17:43:26 sbsmegasys kernel: st0: Error on write filemark.
Mar  8 17:43:26 sbsmegasys kernel: st0: Error with sense data: Current 
st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Mar  8 17:43:26 sbsmegasys kernel: Additional sense indicates Internal 
target failure

Any suggestions is much appreciated.  We did call Dell support, and 
they sent us a new tape drive and cable- we swapped them out and are 
still having the problem.

Thank you,
Brandon Coale
Boyne USA Resorts
bcoale at freeway.net
bcoale at boyne.com
 




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