SL8500 - RC 6429 IBM LTO FC Tape Drive Reporting Several Warnings, Drive Reported a Recoverable DRIVE Error (Doc ID 1559562.1)

Last updated on MAY 19, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek SL8500 Modular Library System - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO3 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO4 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO5 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
IBM LTO6 Tape Drive - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

SL8500 log reporting the following: 

Drive_Bay12(1.4.-2.1.2) 3992 - (149X)
Warning from device, drive 1,4,-2,1,2: load Successful
Warning from device, drive 1,4,-2,1,2: rewindUnload Successful
(Errors Started - 2013-05-29 21:42:02 Errors Stopped - 2013-06-05 06:56:51)

Also seen in log ".....warn, 3992, "Warning from device", ......<resultCode>6429</resultCode><resultText><!|CDATA|drive 1,4,-2,1,2: rewindUnload Successful||>...."
This message has secondary RC code of 6429. Definition for 6429 is "The IBM LTO Drive reported a recoverable DRIVE error."

Changes

No changes per customer.

Cause

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