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Old 01-06-2006, 01:55 PM   #1
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aacraid:srb error 4


I am getting the following error on my linux box.

aacraid: SRB ERROR(4) Bad status code scsi cmd 0x0 - scsi status 0x2
aac_srb_callback check condition, status =0 len =30

I have replaced the back up tape drive and the scsi cable for the back up tape drive. Also in the process of doing this I notice that one of my drives was flashing amber and upon restart went back to green.

Please Help
thanks
 
Old 01-07-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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Sounds like it might be a hardware fault on one of your SCSI devices. Have you checked that ytour SCSI cable is correctly terminated and that Linux detects all your SCSI devices correctly?
 
Old 01-16-2006, 07:21 AM   #3
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Sounds like it might be a hardware fault on one of your SCSI devices. Have you checked that ytour SCSI cable is correctly terminated and that Linux detects all your SCSI devices correctly?


thanks i will check it out. I was out all last week.
 
Old 02-16-2006, 09:14 AM   #4
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Back again

Wow has it been a busy month here in my IT world.

back to this crazy error.

I have spoken to Dell tech support and they think it might be because of (You have your ROMB (RAID On Mother Board) enabled (which is essentially a PERC 3/Di) and the hard drives connected to it. When this is enabled, it turns both SCSI ports into a Dual-channel Integrated RAID controller. Tape drives are not designed nor intended to be run on a RAID controller as a RAID controller accesses information on a device differently than would a SCSI controller, such as an Adaptec 39160.) Which I could purchase but would like to try the cheaper way out first.

Now I have also spoken with the Linux group at Dell and the first mention to try and up date the driver for my tape drive. I have looked every where for a driver and have been unsuccessful. Can any one point me in the right direction?

Tape Drive:
PV110T, Value Smart 80
Server:
Dell PowerEdge 2500
OS:
Debian 3.1 (yes I know it is very old)


thanks for your help


edit
i have ran this test flexbackup -test-tape-drive results below


flexbackup version 1.2.1 (http://flexbackup.sourceforge.net)
/etc/flexbackup.conf syntax OK

|------------------------------------------------------------
| Checking 'buffer' on this machine... Ok
| Checking /bin/sh on this machine... bash2
|------------------------------------------------------------
| Trying "mt defblksize" instead of "mt setblk"
Error setting block size
Neither of these commands worked:
mt -f /dev/nst0 setblk 0
mt -f /dev/nst0 defblksize 0
pways-fs2:/etc/cron.11pm#

Last edited by nkeever; 02-16-2006 at 11:22 AM.
 
Old 04-03-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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New Hardware

Quote:
Originally Posted by nkeever
Wow has it been a busy month here in my IT world.

back to this crazy error.

I have spoken to Dell tech support and they think it might be because of (You have your ROMB (RAID On Mother Board) enabled (which is essentially a PERC 3/Di) and the hard drives connected to it. When this is enabled, it turns both SCSI ports into a Dual-channel Integrated RAID controller. Tape drives are not designed nor intended to be run on a RAID controller as a RAID controller accesses information on a device differently than would a SCSI controller, such as an Adaptec 39160.) Which I could purchase but would like to try the cheaper way out first.

Now I have also spoken with the Linux group at Dell and the first mention to try and up date the driver for my tape drive. I have looked every where for a driver and have been unsuccessful. Can any one point me in the right direction?

Tape Drive:
PV110T, Value Smart 80
Server:
Dell PowerEdge 2500
OS:
Debian 3.1 (yes I know it is very old)


thanks for your help


edit
i have ran this test flexbackup -test-tape-drive results below


flexbackup version 1.2.1 (http://flexbackup.sourceforge.net)
/etc/flexbackup.conf syntax OK

|------------------------------------------------------------
| Checking 'buffer' on this machine... Ok
| Checking /bin/sh on this machine... bash2
|------------------------------------------------------------
| Trying "mt defblksize" instead of "mt setblk"
Error setting block size
Neither of these commands worked:
mt -f /dev/nst0 setblk 0
mt -f /dev/nst0 defblksize 0
pways-fs2:/etc/cron.11pm#




installed Adaptec 39160 life is wonderfull.
 
  


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