DDS Tape problems
element at email.cz
Mon Jun 20 11:23:14 GMT 2005
Alex Zbyslaw wrote:
> Pavel Duda wrote:
>> I have problem with my DDS-3 type drive. I'm able to write on it but
>> not read data back. If I try to read them I get card dump and tape
>> drive hangs up. I have tried to upgrade firmware but problem remains.
>> Does somebody have experience with this ?
>> My specs :
>> FreeBSD 5.2.1, generic kernel, x86 (P3), SCSI card is Adaptec AHA2940
>> and tape drive Python 04106.
> Not terribly helpful, but I have a DAT2 working with an Adaptec 2940A.
> It's worked since forever and is fine with 5.4 though I never ran
> 5.1/2/3. Is the machine it's attached to dual-boot? I.e. can you test
> the tape drive in Windows, or Linux for example? (Well, they have to be
> good for something :-)) Is this a recent problem or is this the first
> time you've tried using this drive? Can you try another SCSI adapter?
> I've run mine (for testing only) off the cheapest rubbish I got free
> with a SCSI CDRW and it was fine.
I was trying to use Tekram SCSI adapter with same result. I have taken
this DDS tape from my AIX machine (netfinity) where it was working wo
> The only other guess would be termination. Has anything else on your
> SCSI chain changed? Is the terminator properly plugged in?
Termination should be fine. I have tried both variants - termination on
tape and termination via active terminator on cable.
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