Subject: Re: amanda and tape changers
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 08/23/1999 22:21:42
On Wed, Aug 18, 1999 at 02:05:36PM -0700, Tim Rightnour wrote:
> I'm having serious pain getting a tape changer working under amanda from
> I try running amcheck -s DailySet1 and I get:
> Amanda Tape Server Host Check
> /amanda: 5690373 KB disk space available, that's plenty.
> amcheck-server: could not get changer info: 10 1
> (brought to you by Amanda 2.4.1p1)
> While this is happening.. the changer picks up the tape in slot 0, and places
> it in my drive.. the drive then starts doing something, and thats when
> amcheck-server comes back failed..
> I have an exabyte 10e changer, with an 8500 drive in it.. I have only two
> tapes in the device right now.. so I tried setitng the device to only use two
> tapes.. (the tapes are in slot 0 and 1) I've also tried the conf file with all
> slots enabled.. etc etc..
> relevant portion of changer.conf below..
> config 0
> drivenum 0
> dev /dev/nrst0 # the device that is used for thetapedrive0
> startuse 0 # The slots associated with the drive 0
> enduse 1 #
> statfile /usr/local/etc/amanda/tape5-slot # The file where the actual sl
> ot is stored
> cleancart -1 # the slot where the cleaningcartridge for drive 0 is
> # located. -1 means none.
> cleanfile /usr/local/etc/amanda/tape0-clean # The file where the cleanings
> are recorded
> usagecount /usr/local/etc/amanda/backup/totaltime
And what do you have in amanda.conf ?
Your changer.conf looks correct and is mostly the same as mine.
In my amanda.conf I have:
runtapes 1 # number of tapes to be used in a single run of amdump
tpchanger "chg-scsi" # the tape-changer glue script
tapedev "0" # for chg-scsi, this indicates the changer config to
rawtapedev "/dev/null" # the raw device to be used (ftape only)
eject 1 # Tapedrives need an eject command
sleep 70 # Seconds to wait until the tape gets ready
cleanmax 0 # How many times could a cleaning tape get used
# Next comes the data for drive 0
dev /dev/nrst0 # the device that is used for the tapedrive 0
startuse 0 # The slots associated with the drive 0
enduse 13 #
statfile /var/amanda/tape5-slot # The file where the actual slot is stor
cleancart -1 # the slot where the cleaningcartridge for drive 0 is lo
cleanfile /var/amanda/tape0-clean # The file where the cleanings are recor
You may need to adjust the 'sleep' parameter.
I have a Overland LXS library with a DLT 7000.
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr