Oracle HSM: Recycle Process Does Not Recycle Tapes

(Doc ID 2364439.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Hierarchical Storage Manager (HSM) and StorageTek QFS Software - Version 4.6 to 6.1 [Release 4.0 to 6.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Rcycler worked for awhile, then stopped working.

The original recycler.log, whose location is defined in the ∕etc∕opt∕SUNWsamfs∕recycler.cmd file, did not contain enough detail to determine why the customer's tapes were not being recycled.

The sam-recycler command the customer was running from 'crontab' needed to be modified to add the '-dvx' options, or they could could add that to the command line on a manual run. 

Changes

After the customer configured their recycler.sh, found in ∕etc∕opt∕SUNWsamfs∕scripts∕, the first few batches of tapes were recycled correctly but then the recycler quit working.

Cause

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