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  1. tape can mount for few times only

    Hi all,
    Over the last few days, my server (solaris 8, NB Datacenter) can mount tape
    for limited times only before it stated to fail. usually the tapes can be
    mounted around 50 times.

    inspecting the log (bptm) i found these ...
    08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_position_for_write: empty header found on
    A00369, OK, copy 1
    08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.16684
    08:39:56.223 [10146] <2> io_open: SCSI RESERVE
    08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_open: file
    /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369 successfully opened
    08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (2)MTBSF 1 from (bptm.c.16704) on
    drive index 1
    08:40:28.538 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (0)MTWEOF 1 from (bptm.c.16728)
    on drive index 1
    08:40:28.587 [10146] <16> io_ioctl: ioctl (MTWEOF) failed on media id
    A00369, drive index 1, I/O error (bptm.c.16728)
    08:40:28.645 [10146] <2> log_media_error: successfully wrote to error file -
    04/15/03 08:40:28 A00369 1 WRITE_ERROR
    08:40:28.703 [10146] <16> write_backup: FROZE media id A00369, could not
    write tape mark to begin new image
    08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.12782
    08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> tpunmount: tpunmount'ing
    /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369

    any pointers/log that i may examine for the problem?

    thanks all

    --
    Ramzaidi Abdul Rahaman




  2. Re: tape can mount for few times only

    the first point of analyse would be the /var/adm/messages

    "Ramzaidi" wrote in message news:3e9e7573@hronntp01....
    > Hi all,
    > Over the last few days, my server (solaris 8, NB Datacenter) can mount

    tape
    > for limited times only before it stated to fail. usually the tapes can be
    > mounted around 50 times.
    >
    > inspecting the log (bptm) i found these ...
    > 08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_position_for_write: empty header found on
    > A00369, OK, copy 1
    > 08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.16684
    > 08:39:56.223 [10146] <2> io_open: SCSI RESERVE
    > 08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_open: file
    > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369 successfully opened
    > 08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (2)MTBSF 1 from (bptm.c.16704)

    on
    > drive index 1
    > 08:40:28.538 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (0)MTWEOF 1 from (bptm.c.16728)
    > on drive index 1
    > 08:40:28.587 [10146] <16> io_ioctl: ioctl (MTWEOF) failed on media id
    > A00369, drive index 1, I/O error (bptm.c.16728)
    > 08:40:28.645 [10146] <2> log_media_error: successfully wrote to error

    file -
    > 04/15/03 08:40:28 A00369 1 WRITE_ERROR
    > 08:40:28.703 [10146] <16> write_backup: FROZE media id A00369, could not
    > write tape mark to begin new image
    > 08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.12782
    > 08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> tpunmount: tpunmount'ing
    > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369
    >
    > any pointers/log that i may examine for the problem?
    >
    > thanks all
    >
    > --
    > Ramzaidi Abdul Rahaman
    >
    >
    >




  3. Re: tape can mount for few times only

    hi all,

    well, this is related items from /var/adm/messages. which can i related to
    the problem?

    Thanks all ...

    Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING:
    /ssm@0,0/pci@1d,700000/JNI,FCE@1/st@2,2 (st69):
    Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 Error for Command: write file mark Error
    Level: Fatal
    Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Requested Block:
    1000000000 Error Block: 1000000000
    Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Vendor: QUANTUM
    Serial Number: ;
    Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Sense Key: Unit
    Attention
    Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] ASC: 0x28 (medium
    may have changed), ASCQ: 0x0, FRU: 0x0

    "the 13th warrior" wrote in message
    news:3e9e99d1@hronntp01....
    > the first point of analyse would be the /var/adm/messages
    >
    > "Ramzaidi" wrote in message

    news:3e9e7573@hronntp01....
    > > Hi all,
    > > Over the last few days, my server (solaris 8, NB Datacenter) can mount

    > tape
    > > for limited times only before it stated to fail. usually the tapes can

    be
    > > mounted around 50 times.
    > >
    > > inspecting the log (bptm) i found these ...
    > > 08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_position_for_write: empty header found on
    > > A00369, OK, copy 1
    > > 08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.16684
    > > 08:39:56.223 [10146] <2> io_open: SCSI RESERVE
    > > 08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_open: file
    > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369 successfully opened
    > > 08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (2)MTBSF 1 from

    (bptm.c.16704)
    > on
    > > drive index 1
    > > 08:40:28.538 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (0)MTWEOF 1 from

    (bptm.c.16728)
    > > on drive index 1
    > > 08:40:28.587 [10146] <16> io_ioctl: ioctl (MTWEOF) failed on media id
    > > A00369, drive index 1, I/O error (bptm.c.16728)
    > > 08:40:28.645 [10146] <2> log_media_error: successfully wrote to error

    > file -
    > > 04/15/03 08:40:28 A00369 1 WRITE_ERROR
    > > 08:40:28.703 [10146] <16> write_backup: FROZE media id A00369, could not
    > > write tape mark to begin new image
    > > 08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.12782
    > > 08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> tpunmount: tpunmount'ing
    > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369
    > >
    > > any pointers/log that i may examine for the problem?
    > >
    > > thanks all
    > >
    > > --
    > > Ramzaidi Abdul Rahaman
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >




  4. Re: tape can mount for few times only

    it does point ot a media or drive issue :
    1) do you get this message on all tape drives ?st@2,2
    2) do you get this message on all media ?A00369
    ../netbackup/db/media/error

    "Ramzaidi" wrote in message news:3e9f6e4b@hronntp01....
    > hi all,
    >
    > well, this is related items from /var/adm/messages. which can i related to
    > the problem?
    >
    > Thanks all ...
    >
    > Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING:
    > /ssm@0,0/pci@1d,700000/JNI,FCE@1/st@2,2 (st69):
    > Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 Error for Command: write file mark

    Error
    > Level: Fatal
    > Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Requested Block:
    > 1000000000 Error Block: 1000000000
    > Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Vendor: QUANTUM
    > Serial Number: ;
    > Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Sense Key: Unit
    > Attention
    > Apr 15 08:40:28 brhqibs01 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] ASC: 0x28 (medium
    > may have changed), ASCQ: 0x0, FRU: 0x0
    >
    > "the 13th warrior" wrote in message
    > news:3e9e99d1@hronntp01....
    > > the first point of analyse would be the /var/adm/messages
    > >
    > > "Ramzaidi" wrote in message

    > news:3e9e7573@hronntp01....
    > > > Hi all,
    > > > Over the last few days, my server (solaris 8, NB Datacenter) can mount

    > > tape
    > > > for limited times only before it stated to fail. usually the tapes can

    > be
    > > > mounted around 50 times.
    > > >
    > > > inspecting the log (bptm) i found these ...
    > > > 08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_position_for_write: empty header found on
    > > > A00369, OK, copy 1
    > > > 08:39:56.222 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    > > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.16684
    > > > 08:39:56.223 [10146] <2> io_open: SCSI RESERVE
    > > > 08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_open: file
    > > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369 successfully opened
    > > > 08:39:56.231 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (2)MTBSF 1 from

    > (bptm.c.16704)
    > > on
    > > > drive index 1
    > > > 08:40:28.538 [10146] <2> io_ioctl: command (0)MTWEOF 1 from

    > (bptm.c.16728)
    > > > on drive index 1
    > > > 08:40:28.587 [10146] <16> io_ioctl: ioctl (MTWEOF) failed on media id
    > > > A00369, drive index 1, I/O error (bptm.c.16728)
    > > > 08:40:28.645 [10146] <2> log_media_error: successfully wrote to error

    > > file -
    > > > 04/15/03 08:40:28 A00369 1 WRITE_ERROR
    > > > 08:40:28.703 [10146] <16> write_backup: FROZE media id A00369, could

    not
    > > > write tape mark to begin new image
    > > > 08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> io_close: closing
    > > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369, from bptm.c.12782
    > > > 08:40:28.781 [10146] <2> tpunmount: tpunmount'ing
    > > > /usr/openv/netbackup/db/media/tpreq/A00369
    > > >
    > > > any pointers/log that i may examine for the problem?
    > > >
    > > > thanks all
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Ramzaidi Abdul Rahaman
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >




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