Below is the original question.
Thanks for all the quick responses.
As most of the responses suggested, the tape drive was faulty. The tape drive
had numerous soft errors. I tried cleaning the drive but no luck.
I have replaced it with another drive and everything is working fine now.
05/03/99 03:57 PM
Subject: DUMP error
We have a SUN Sparc Classic running Solaris 2.5.1.
I get the following error during a cron job backup. It does backup /, /usr, and
/opt filesystems, but, when it's dumping /export/home, I get the following
DUMP: Level 0 dump on Fri Apr 30 23:04:46 1999
DUMP: Writing 63 Kilobyte records
DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Fri Apr 30 23:16:15 1999
DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch
DUMP: Dumping /dev/rdsk/c0t3d0s1 (vricl3:/export/home) to /dev/nrst12.
DUMP: Mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
DUMP: Mapping (Pass II) [directories]
DUMP: Estimated 118664 blocks (57.94MB) on 0.00 tapes.
DUMP: Dumping (Pass III) [directories]
DUMP: Dumping (Pass IV) [regular files]
DUMP: Write error 16 feet into tape 1
DUMP: NEEDS ATTENTION: Do you want to restart?: ("yes" or "no") DUMP: The
ENTIRE dump is aborted.
I have tried with a new tape but no success.
Any ideas. I'll summarize.
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