Subject: Re: Tape backup recommendations wanted
To: Ken Hornstein <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Olaf Seibert <email@example.com>
Date: 01/26/2002 19:58:56
On Fri 25 Jan 2002 at 13:37:20 -0500, Ken Hornstein wrote:
> I bought a open-box 2000 DLT drive, and I use it every week to back up
> everything. It's been rock-solid. I've never heard anyone say anything bad
> about DLT (other than the price).
I have to say something bad about it then.
We have a HP "SureStore" 40/80 GB drive (actually a Seagate I think) and
it is broken already for the second time in 2 years. Of course that
became apparent only when we wanted to restore a backup, and it could
not read any tape properly anymore.
At HP's request we connected the drive to a windows box to run an
diagnostic program, and it resulted in messages like
Drive reports a serious hardware failure (Error code 9049). Do not
use this drive until it has been replaced
This drive has logged a serious hardware failure (Error Code 9049),
please replace this drive immediately.
If the drive knows it is defective, why does it not show it on the front
panel? I don't understand that.
In the past, we got several bad tapes, according to this drive. Maybe
they will turned out to be ok when we get the replacement drive.
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