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Oracle HSM - Cannot Get Drive Out of Idle Status (Doc ID 2314217.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 12, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 3.5 to 6.1 [Release 3.0 to 6.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Drive has a tape logically stuck in it.  The customer tried to offline, idle and online the drive but it remained in Idle status.
The drive status flags show "--lI-R---r"f

How do I get the drive out of Idle status without restarting SAM?

 

Solution

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