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Errors with LTO-8 drive
Wed December 29, 2021 04:33 PM
Hello to the support community. So I am looking to see if anyone might be able to help with some is...
Thu December 30, 2021 03:05 AM
Hi Peter, LTO tape libraries and drives is works with server operating systems like Win2016, Win20...
Thu December 30, 2021 04:37 AM
Thank you Nezih. I had found this info in the Installation page for Spectrum SDE 2.4.4. Since it...
Thu December 30, 2021 11:47 AM
Peter, Go to the following site and put in your configuration. Suspect that HBA you are using is...
Thu December 30, 2021 02:32 PM
@Peter Berg There are debug recommendations in the IBM TS2280 Setup, Operator, and Service Guide,...
Thu December 30, 2021 03:24 PM
@Peter Berg Debug instructions for various SCD values (e.g., 6) are found in Annex A of the IBM T...
Thu December 30, 2021 04:16 PM
Thank you Kevin for the tips. I have done some of that troubleshooting and I did run some tests w...
Thu December 30, 2021 04:57 PM
Peter, I would be surprised if an SCD '6' is caused by an HBA. SCD '6' indicates either a media p...
Thu December 30, 2021 05:02 PM
Sorry, I posted sooner than I wanted to. Log Page 16: Tape Diagnostic Data has a listing of Medi...
Fri December 31, 2021 08:32 AM
Thanks Kevin. That is also what I saw with the '6' error. here is the confusing part. I trie...
Fri December 31, 2021 12:21 PM
Peter, It does seem confusing. The suggestion from Bobby Bohuslav should be followed. He has ...
Mon January 03, 2022 03:05 PM
Thank you Kevin. I'm going to try the approved HBA and approved OS and see how that goes. I...
Mon January 03, 2022 08:42 PM
@Kevin Butt , Just for your awareness, there was similar topic on another thread for the sa...
Tue January 04, 2022 12:02 PM
@TAKESHI ISHIMOTO Thanks! ------------------------------ Kevin Butt -------------------...
Tue January 04, 2022 12:27 PM
@Peter Berg , Some errors will "Fence" the drive from writing (i.e., make them read-only un...
Mon January 10, 2022 05:50 AM
Hello All. I wanted to report back on this issue..and unfortunately I am still having the issue af...
Mon January 10, 2022 12:11 PM
@Peter Berg , It appears that your drive is getting a Sense Key 3 ASC/ASCQ of 3/0900. This is li...
Tue January 11, 2022 05:43 PM
Thanks Kevin for looking into that. I'm checking with my reseller about possibly getting an exch...
Wed February 02, 2022 09:49 AM
Hi All. I just wanted circle back with an update on this issue. So I received a replacement dr...
Wed February 02, 2022 11:50 AM
@Peter Berg That's good to hear! ------------------------------ Kevin Butt ----------------...
Errors with LTO-8 drive
Posted Wed December 29, 2021 04:33 PM
Hello to the support community.
So I am looking to see if anyone might be able to help with some issues I am having with a new LTO-8 drive (TS2280). I had a different thread going where I was having some software issues with the drive on a Linux machine. I moved the drive over to a Windows 10 computer to see if that would work better.
With this new setup, I am getting errors sometimes when writing files to tape. I am able to sometimes write files with no issues. But often the drive will write files and then an error will come up. On the front of the drive I see a '6' yellow error light. I eject the tape. I then need to run the cleaning tape because it will then say 'C'. After that.. the error lights are gone and I can run another test. I will still have the same issue.
I'm using an internal ATTO SAS card (the ATTO H1244) and have installed their latest driver and firmware for the card.
I've tried a few different blank LTO-8 Fuji tapes, and also putting the drive into a few different computers. I also try different files to write to the tape.. so it's not always the same files. I'm just using the IBM Spectrum SDE 2.4.4 software. I've also tried 2 different new LTO-8 internal SAS drives. Both have given the '6' error.
I just can't figure out why it will error out and give me the '6' message. Can anyone shed any light or offer any suggestions? Thank you so much.
RE: Errors with LTO-8 drive