SUMMARY: Bad DDS3 Tape Drive?

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Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 11:39:37 EDT

On a E250 we have an internal tape drive that was succesfully
writing/reading DDS-3 tapes until Wednesday. After that, we started to
receive error messages. I cleaned the drive a few times and tried 3
different tapes including one that recently saved a ufsdump. I have been
able to tar a few files to it but once it reaches a certain point it stops.
Below is the ufsdump output (which worked prior).
Also, I have found a previous archive from 1999 in which they ended up
replacing it. It is not under warranty and I would like to see if there is
a way to fix this.

# ufsdump 0uf /dev/rmt/0 /
  DUMP: Writing 32 Kilobyte records
  DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Fri Sep 21 14:06:52 2001
  DUMP: Date of last level 0 dump: the epoch
  DUMP: Dumping /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0s0 (noccpasun25002:/) to /dev/rmt/0.
  DUMP: Mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
  DUMP: Mapping (Pass II) [directories]
  DUMP: Estimated 174304 blocks (85.11MB).
  DUMP: Dumping (Pass III) [directories]
  DUMP: Dumping (Pass IV) [regular files]
  DUMP: Write error 54 feet into tape 1
  DUMP: NEEDS ATTENTION: Do you want to restart?: ("yes" or "no")
Warning:/pci@1f,4000/scsi@3/st@4,0 (st4):
           Error for command : write                  Error
           Requested Block:112
           Error block:112
           Sense key:media error
           ASC: 0x9 (track following error),
           ASC:0x0 ,FRU:0x2


It appears that the only solution is to have it replaced! Thanks to the few
that responded.

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