Can you go into robtest and try and query the drives and move tapes into a 
drive, unload a drive and move a tape back into it's slot?  That is a good 
beginning test for the health of the drive?  

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[mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Len Boyle
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 2:36 PM
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Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Can't get nbu to use drives, and cant 'up' the drives.

This may not be a bad message if you do not have a tape cart in the tape drive. 

You may want to insert a tape cart in the tape drive and try the mt command 
again.

If that does not work, you will have to look at the solaris commands for 
installing tape drives.

len

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Subject: [Veritas-bu] Can't get nbu to use drives, and cant 'up' the drives.


Thanks Jim

I think these drives are there, but they just dont respond.  here is the output:
bash-3.00# mt -f /dev/rmt/3cbn status
/dev/rmt/3cbn: no tape loaded or drive offline bash-3.00# cd /dev/rmt

the drives are in a 'down' state. and I am not sure if the path is incorrect, 
how to figure out what it should be?

--thanks for the help gang, I'm beating my head against a wall!
:-)



Jim Horalek wrote:
> Are the drives really there?
> 
> # mt -f /dev/rmt/3cbn status
> 
> Jim
> 
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> 
> 
> NBU 6.0 on unix,
> after stopping nbu, powering down a quantum px502 library, pulling the 
> 2 drives out the back, and putting them back in, powering back on and 
> restarting nbu...the drives are there, recognizeable but they stay in 
> the down state. I cannot up them either from gui or the command line.  
> all jobs that run error out with a 800 code.  i cannot figure out why 
> the drives will not come up? Any suggestions?  i've ran some commands 
> to check the drive against the global database for the serial numbers, 
> and it comes up as seeing both the drives, and that the serial is 
> correct etc etc.  They just wont come up.  Any help would be great.
> thanks
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