T10000/LTO/9x40 - How to Reconfigure a Tape Device After it Disappears From The Fabric (Doc ID 1373231.1)

Last updated on MAY 22, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek T10000 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
LTO Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Sun StorageTek 9840 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Sun StorageTek 9940 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)

Goal

When a tape device disappears from the fabric, such as when a switch is disabled or a cable was pulled, the device links in /dev/rmt disappear and the device will become offline to the backup application.  

This document will assist in reconfiguring the tape device in the host system and re-establish communication with the Fibre Channel tape drive.

Solution

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