Error attempting to read or write to /dev/st0: sense key Medium
herminio.gonzalez at ctsu.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 17 03:46:06 PST 2005
> > I am a newbie to linux servers and tape backups, and I have a
> > problem performing a simple 'tar -cf' backup.
> > The system in question:
> > Redhat 9.0 on a Dell PowerEdge 600SC with
> > Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.8
> > The tape drive is a DELL PowerVault 100T DDS4. It appears as
> > 'Python 06408-XXX Rev: 9100' in /proc/scsi/scsi. It is the
> > only SCSI device on a Adaptec 3960D Ultra160 SCSI adapter.
> > Using a brand new DDS-4 tape, I try the following:
> > [root at nccserver root]# tar cvf /dev/st0 data/
> > data/
> > ...
> > tar: /dev/st0: Wrote only 0 of 10240 bytes
> > tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> mt -f /dev/nst0 setblk 0
> help any? I've needed this in the past on exabyte 8mm tapes
> with some drives.
Thanks for the tip James, but unfortunately that has does not seem to
make any difference on this system. the tar command returns the same
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