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9840D - Unsupported Format Errors (Doc ID 1989578.1)

Last updated on JULY 12, 2019

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek 9840D Tape Drive - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 Unsupported format errors on a mainframe attached drive. You may see 6141 errors in the dump or event log.

Example error:

*IOS000I 0351,51,IOE,02,06000,,**,,HSMB
004910D050205451 2502FF30C0006141 C1F6F9F3F6F70290 4101230090081310

In the above example sense byte 7=51 which says this is format 51 type sense data.

For format 51 sense, the unique device Fault Symptom Code (FSC) may be in Sense Bytes 14
and 15. Bytes 16-21 will contain the EBCDIC Volume Serial Number of the cartridge loaded if the
volume serial number can be obtained from the tape or RFID.

 The FSC for this example is 6141 and the volser is A69367.




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