My Quantum Ultrium LTO-2 drive is giving me hell!!
This is the second drive I've had, the first was replaced by Quantum under warranty, but this one isn't much better.
My basic 3 questions are:
1) What is the current version of mt-st? I have 0.8
2) What density code and block size whould I be using with LTO-2? At the moment I'm using block size 512 and density 0x42 "No Translation"
3) Does anyone have any other suggestions to put me out of my misery?
This is a single drive connected to a HP ProLiant ML370 via SCSI running RedHat Linux ES4 Nahant Update 4. The specific errors are:
st0: Error with sense data: Current st0: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense: Write append error
st0: Error on write filemark.
This happens doing a simple command like:
tar cvf /dev/st0 /root/
[root@taranaki ~]# uname -a
Linux taranaki.weatherbeeta.co.nz 2.6.9-42.ELsmp #1 SMP Wed Jul 12 23:27:17 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
[root@taranaki ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 4)
[root@taranaki ~]# cat /proc/scsi/scsi
Host: scsi2 Channel: 00 Id: 05 Lun: 00
Vendor: CERTANCE Model: ULTRIUM 2 Rev: 1783
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03
[root@taranaki ~]# mt status
SCSI 2 tape drive:
File number=0, block number=-1, partition=0.
Tape block size 512 bytes. Density code 0x42 (no translation).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (1010000):