DAT72 - How to Recognize a Full Tape Problem

(Doc ID 1671199.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

Applies to:

Sun Storage DAT 72 Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Goal

Customer unable to complete backup, soft errors on drive incrementing in iostat.

 

Following errors can be seen in /var/adm/messages:

scsi: [ID 107833 kern.warning] WARNING: /pci@7c0/pci@0/pci@8/pci@0/scsi@8/st@6,0 (st13): Error for Command: write Error Level: Fatal

scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Requested Block: 478957 Error Block: 478957

scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Vendor: HP Serial Number: 9 $DR-1 scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] Sense Key: Volume Overflow

scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] ASC: 0x0 (end of partition/medium detected), ASCQ: 0x2, FRU: 0x0

scsi: [ID 107833 kern.notice] End-of-Media Detected

Solution

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