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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
Posted Thu December 30, 2021 03:05 AM
LTO tape libraries and drives is works with server operating systems like Win2016, Win2019 etc. It is not supported on Win10
you can check compatible operating systems, connectivity and device drivers on IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC)
Storage Family >> IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium Tape
Storage Model >> TS2280 with Ultrium 8 HH Drives
Storage Version >> TS2280 with LTO8 HH (MA71)
Host Platform >> x86 & x86_64
Connection Protocol >> SAS
Server Model >> ALL x86_