Help! Tape drive resets the server!

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Aug 27 17:16:34 UTC 2008


On Aug 27, 2008, at 8:22 AM, Kirk Strauser wrote:
> Occasionally, whenever I open sa0 for reading (typically when Amanda  
> starts
> flushing backups to tape), the system resets.  I don't mean that the  
> kernel
> panics or anything; I mean that within a second or two I'm looking  
> at a POST
> screen.  I'd been having this problem for a while, but recently  
> upgraded
> literally every other piece of hardware on the system.  The card and  
> drive
> were the *only* components carried over to the new system, and I  
> even swapped
> out the card for a duplicate I had stored away.

That type of behavior might indicate a problem with the power supply;  
if you've replaced that already, I'm not sure what else to say other  
than to be be sure you've got a decent model which is adequately  
spec'ed out for the number of drives in your system...


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