VTL - Failure to expand or shrink virtual tape (Doc ID 1337682.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2011

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek VTL Plus Storage Appliance - Version: 1.0 - Build 1323 to 2.0 - Build 1590d - Release: 1.0 to 2.0
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Getting errors when expanding a virtual tape, resulting in a failed expansion.
Getting errors when shrinking a virtual tape, resulting in a failed shrinking of a tape.

Here are sample messages which suggest this problem:

1. VTape Expansion failure due to space
Apr 27 17:00:00 TLE_INFO: TAPE CACHING: System needs 6144MB to expand tape VID 1966
Apr 27 17:00:00 TLE_INFO: TAPE CACHING: No more tapes can be reclaimed
Apr 27 17:00:00 Not enough space to expand virtual tape||VIRTUAL TAPE 444

2a. VTape Expand Failure
May 26 02:40:10 xxxxxxvtl05 genunix: [ID 459543 kern.notice] <6>[fffffe800240ec80] TLE_INFO: Expand Virtual Tape 42 failed, Error -2147417599, Retrying without wait

2b. VTape Shrink Failure
May 26 09:20:39 xxxxxxvtl06 ipstorcomm [mgtpipe_exec.c:pipe_thread:921][1111]: [ID 604262 daemon.notice] Rcv'd mgtpipe cmd: 'tapelocation 12116 [VM0270] 1 10003 270 -1'
May 26 09:21:32 xxxxxxvtl06 genunix: [ID 459543 kern.notice] <6>[fffffe80040c7c80] TLE_INFO: Shrink Virtual Tape 13171 failed, Error -2147417599, Retrying without wait
May 26 09:21:32 xxxxxxvtl06 ipstorcomm [mgtpipe_exec.c:pipe_thread:921][1111]: [ID 408748 daemon.notice] Rcv'd mgtpipe cmd: 'tle_shrink_tape 7615 13171 161'
May 26 09:24:32 xxxxxxvtl06 kfsnbase: [ID 188213 kern.notice] IOCORE1 Command (7618): '[pgm: 8, func 2, cmd_size 8]' has timed out due to no response from execution
May 26 09:24:32 xxxxxxvtl06 genunix: [ID 459543 kern.notice] <6>[fffffe8000df4c80] TLE_ERROR: TapeUpCall-CallBackup: Failed FSN EC -2
May 26 09:24:32 xxxxxxvtl06 genunix: [ID 459543 kern.notice] <6>[fffffe80040c7c80] TLE_ERROR: ShrinkTape [VM1325], 13171: Failed EC -2

Here are subsequent messages that might indicate this problem:

May 26 21:37:57 xxxxxxvtl06 kfsnbase: [ID 188213 kern.notice] IOCORE1 vdev_exec_dispatch, logical block address out of range, startblk: 10491455, nblk: 512, svdp->size: 10485760
May 26 21:37:57 xxxxxxvtl06 genunix: [ID 459543 kern.notice] <6>[fffffe8000f5dc80] TLE_ERROR: ASYNC WRITE FAILED to drive 10028, Error 1541
May 26 21:37:57 xxxxxxvtl06 sanidmgr[648]: [ID 702911 daemon.notice] IPSTOR||0||E||0x00009c82||Vtape write failed||10028||1541
May 26 21:39:58 xxxxxxvtl06 ipstorcomm [mgtpipe_exec.c:pipe_thread:921][1114]: [ID 615144 daemon.notice] Rcv/'d mgtpipe cmd: /'tle_vdevop 8862 13178 0/'



Cause

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