Oracle HSM - After Replacing Tape Drive, samcmd r Reports "tp" Instead Of "ti" for Tape Device

(Doc ID 2328640.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
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Symptoms

MEDIA ERRORS found when checking the catalog resulted in a tape drive being replaced.

Once replaced, the customer noticed that the tape drive type became 'tp' instead of 'ti' as their other similar tape drives were.

ti 25 ---------p 0 0% notrdy
empty
tp 31 ---------- 0 0% off   <---------------- Replaced drive 'type' is 'tp' (should be 'ti' as the others)
empty
ti 32 ---------p 0 0% notrdy

Changes

Recently upgraded samfs version and were seeing MEDIA ERRORs. Then replaced a suspected bad tape drive.

After replacing, noticed the tape drive type was NOT the same as the other tape drives.

The replaced drive type became 'tp' instead of 'ti'.

 

Cause

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