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Sun StorageTek Storage Archive Manager (SAM-QFS) - Tape Drive is Off ; media changer reports no access (Doc ID 1586826.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

Applies to:

Sun QFS and Storage Archive Manager (SAM) - Version 3.5 to 5.3 [Release 3.0 to 5.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The LTO tape drive went offline and because it's path could not be found, its media type changed from "li" to "tp'

The 'samu r' display below shows the failed drive (eq 53) having a 'type' of 'tp' instead of 'li' and with a 'state' of 'off'.  It also reports a 'status' of "media changer reports no access".

ty   eq  status      act  use  state    vsn
li   51  ---------p    0   0%  notrdy
li   52  --l------r    0   6%  ready    007978
tp   53  ----------    0   0%  off
       media changer reports no access
li   54  ---------p    0   0%  notrdy
li   55  ---------p    0   0%  notrdy
li   56  ---------p    0   0%  notrdy
li   57  ---------p    0   0%  notrdy
li   58  ---------p    0   0%  notrdy

The /var/opt/SUNWsamfs/devlog file for this device eq, shown below, has trace entries reporting that SAM cannot access the drive path /dev/rmt/4cbn:

2013/09/16 16:10:43*0000 dev_log.c:365 all Initialized. tp
2013/09/16 16:11:34*1012 ident_dev.c:843 System error: open(/dev/rmt/4cbn) failed errno = 2: No such file or directory
.. << 10 attempts to open device failed >>
2013/09/16 16:13:14*1151 ident_dev.c:849 detail Failed to open the path /dev/rmt/4cbn
2013/09/16 16:13:14*1044 ident_dev.c:123 System error: open(/dev/rmt/../../devices/pci@7b,0/pci10de,5d@e/pci1077,142@0/fp@0,0/tape@w500104f0005dd44e,0:cbn): No such file or directory
2013/09/16 16:13:14*1008 misc.c:200 all Changing state to DOWN
2013/09/16 16:13:19 0000 dev_log.c:352 all Attached to process 1963
2013/09/16 16:18:56 1008 misc.c:200 all Changing state to DOWN
2013/09/16 16:50:08 1009 misc.c:222 all Changing state to OFF



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