Subject: Re: Tape problems
To: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <email@example.com>
From: Jan-Hinrich Fessel <fessel@DeTeMobil.de>
Date: 09/14/2001 14:17:19
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In message <20010914114319.98DA81A6C@druid.net>you write:
> Thus spake Matthias Scheler
> > In article <20010913112940.BDD7C1A6E@druid.net>,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org (D'Arcy J.M. Cain) writes:
> > > I have a system that I backup to using tar every day. Every few da=
> > > start seeing the following message.
> > > =
> > > tar: can't write to /dev/tape : Input/output error
> > > If I reboot the system it is OK again for another few days.
> > =
> > You reset the streamer with this. A "scsictl scsibus0 reset" would pr=
> > be sufficient.
> I will try that next time. Thanks for the suggestions.
=46rom my observations, this will not work. It looks like the driver sto=
res the =
state of the tape and there is no way to inform the driver that the tape =
changed. The symptom is that there is no further activity reported by th=
tape LED's once the I/O error occurs due to Media Errors (not the case fo=
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