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TSM Activity Log Errors

We are getting these errors in our activity log with our 3494 atl. Has anyone seen this before??

01/23/03 11:29:40 ANR8779E Unable to open drive rmt2, error number=2.

01/23/03 11:29:40 ANR8420E UPDATE PATH: An I/O error occurred while

accessing drive RMT2. :confused:


ADSM.ORG Moderator
If you are recieving the following message.

ANR8779E Unable to open drive rmt2, error number=2.

ANR8420E UPDATE PATH: An I/O error occurred while accessing drive RMT2.

One would suspect there could be a problem with tape drive RMT2.

It could be as simple just cleaning the drive.

Also check to see if the drive is available to TSM.

If not make the drive available and issue an audit volume <volume name> .

Pick a volume that does not have a lot of data.

Do we get the same error messages?

I do not know what flavor of unix that you are using, I hope you get the idea.

With AIX check the errpt to see if there are any error message about rmt2..

If there are no message.

Issue: lsdev -Cc tape

Is rmt2 available or define?

If rmt2 is available. See if you can write to a tape with rmt2.

tar -cvf /dev/rmt2 </Path/filename>

Does this fail or succeed?

If rmt2 is define, issue mkdev -l /dev/rmt2 this should make it available again.

Or you could delete and redefine rmt2. For me this usualy does the trick.

If there are no error message in the errpt, and the rmt2 is available.

Check if you are using the most current version of the Atape.driver and atldd.driver.

You can issue: lslpp -l Atape.driver note the version

lslpp -l atldd.driver note the version.

Goto the IBM ftp site that have the driver. Sorry, I don't have the ftp site memorized.

Check if the version on the ftp site is the same version as on the system.

If not download and upgrade the Atape.driver and atldd.driver.

Good luck,


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The Spectrum Protect TLA (Three-Letter Acronym): ISP or something else?

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