SAM-QFS: Drive Initialization Fails With "Unable to determine media type" Error
(Doc ID 1008495.1)
Last updated on APRIL 15, 2022
Applies to:Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 3.5 and later
When attempting to initialize the library and robot, the drives immediately enter the "down" state and the error "Unable to determine media type" is displayed in the sam-log or console.
The /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/devlog/<eq id> device log shows "Error: Unknown device":
- Drive is downed
- Tapes will not mount
- Files are not archiving
- Files are not staging
- File system is 100% full
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