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Defining Drive/Path to 3590

Kathleen

ADSM.ORG Member
#1
Server: 5.1.1.4 on AIX 4.3.3

Library: 3494

Drives: 3590E



We had a tape drive problem whose correction ultimately involved deleting/re-adding the drive. This worked fine from the AIX level--cfgmgr detected and redefined the drive, and it shows as available now. The microcode level matches the other drives in the library, and the CE has checked all of the physical hardware attachments and settings. When I defined the drive and then attempted to define the path, I got the following output:



tsm: RE2-CDW>def dr splib0 tape01

ANR8404I Drive TAPE01 defined in library SPLIB0.



tsm: RE2-CDW>q dr



Library Name Drive Name Device Type On-Line

------------ ------------ ----------- -------------------

SPLIB0 TAPE00 3590 Yes

SPLIB0 TAPE01 UNKNOWN Yes

SPLIB0 TAPE02 3590 Yes

SPLIB0 TAPE03 3590 Yes

SPLIB0 TAPE04 3590 Yes

SPLIB0 TAPE05 3590 Yes



tsm: RE2-CDW>def path re2-cdw tape01 srct=server destt=drive libr=splib0 devi=/d

ev/rmt1

ANR8420E DEFINE PATH: An I/O error occurred while accessing drive TAPE01.

ANS8001I Return code 15.





This is the first time I've tried defining a drive under the 5.1 code, so I may be doing something wrong. Any suggestions?



Thanks,



Kathleen
 

run

ADSM.ORG Member
#2
ok, I'll take a stab and this and hopefully not look like a fool (this time at least ...

hopefully you've resolved this but just forgotten to post the answer.



A couple questions:



1) what is the output of the "lsdev -Cc tape"



2) what is the output of a "lsattr -El rmt1" and "lsattr -El rmt2". (non-working verse working drive settings)



3) try loading a tape into the drive (either manually or with tapeutil) and try doing a tar... ( tar -cvf /dev/rmt1 /etc/motd) and then see if you can do a (tar -tvf /dev/rmt1).



4) also what's the output of a "q drive f=d"



Otherwise, your command looks ok.



rick
 

heada

ADSM.ORG Moderator
#3
One other thing to check is atape levels. With the newer microcode, you need the newer atape to match.



current 3590A MC = 558

current 3590B MC = 910

current 3590D MC = 25D

current 3590E MC = 350

current 3590F MC = 26E

current atape = 7.1.5.0



All of which are available from ftp://service.boulder.ibm.com Your CE can install the MC for you.



Just my 2 cents



-Aaron
 

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