Re: TSM AIX server spewing error messages
Well if you want to turn Tape Alert off you can do it in TSM (SET TAPEALERT
We've found TapeAlert very useful for a problem we've been having with the
On our current system (188.8.131.52) all we see is slow performance when seeking
data on tape - if we send logs to IBM then they tell us that yes the CM is
invalid for this tape. Or if we use NTUTIL and send the output to IBM they
can tell us.
If we mount these tapes on a 5.2 system with TapeAlert on we get the
following messages for tapes that have the bad CM:
04/20/2004 09:53:29 ANR8950W Device mt184.108.40.206, volume LT2075L2 has issued
following Warning TapeAlert: The tape directory on
tape cartridge just unloaded has been corrupted.
search performance will be degraded. The tape
can be rebuilt by reading all the data. (SESSION:
From: Stapleton, Mark [mailto:mark.stapleton AT BERBEE DOT COM]
Sent: April 22, 2004 4:05 PM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: TSM AIX server spewing error messages
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
>This is really becoming annoying. I need to figure out if I have a
>hardware issue, or not ! I just got these errors, again. They seemed
>follow th dismounting of the tape. These are brand new tapes !
Just a suggestion. Consult your library documentation and see if there's
a way to turn the TapeAlert service (or messages) off. TSM added
TapeAlert support with version 5.2, but I've not seen anyone using it.
(I suspect your tapes are just fine.)