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New Tapes are marked with Write Errors

Hiten

ADSM.ORG Member
#1
Hi,
I am facing issue with TSM version 6.3.4 and Dell TL4000 LTO6 library as new medias after writing 10% or 50% are getting marked with write error and showing as BAD tape in library console. We logged case with Dell vendor but after checking all logs support team found no issue with hardware and also confirmed tape library and drive firmware is latest. But Write errors still reporting.

Server OS: Windows 2k12
Tape library: Dell TL4000 SAS
TSM version : 6.3.4
Tape Driver version: 6.2.5.8

Kindly guide on same.
 

RajeshR

ADSM.ORG Member
#2
is the errors reporting periodically or continuously, what is the event viewer logs showing while error reported on TSM server?
Paste write error logs from TSM server actlog, i mean return code and log.
 

Hiten

ADSM.ORG Member
#3
We are getting below errors when we checked Activity logs in TSM. Also observed no logs such reported in TSM server event logs.

ANR8311E An I/O error occurred while accessing drive for OFFL operation, errno = 3, rc =1
ANR8311E An I/O error occurred while accessing drive for QUERYAPPENDONLY operation errno = 3, rc = 1
 

RajeshR

ADSM.ORG Member
#4
We are getting below errors when we checked Activity logs in TSM. Also observed no logs such reported in TSM server event logs.

ANR8311E An I/O error occurred while accessing drive for OFFL operation, errno = 3, rc =1
ANR8311E An I/O error occurred while accessing drive for QUERYAPPENDONLY operation errno = 3, rc = 1
Check the last error time and open event viewer -> application logs and search for error logs from event viewer application logs at the time of error on TSM server, it will give you a reason code of the error so that you can identify whether its a TSM server/ device driver / windows error or external error.
 

RajeshR

ADSM.ORG Member
#5
the "errno = 3" is a Windows error that means:-ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND 3 (0x3)
The system cannot find the path specified

check at the time of the error on tsm is there any activity running on windows server that makes to invisble tape drives to tsm.
 

Hiten

ADSM.ORG Member
#9
Hi,

Thanks for the support. We were updated the Tape Device Drivers downloaded from IBM site and observed backup is running now. But have kept issue under observation. I checked and tried to find the event log in Application logs and security logs in windows but could not find anything.

IBMTape.x64_w12_6266
 

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