Re: [Networker] Way to associate nsrnmmd PID to particular drive?

2010-10-25 14:27:20
Subject: Re: [Networker] Way to associate nsrnmmd PID to particular drive?
From: Len Philpot <Len.Philpot AT CLECO DOT COM>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:26:27 -0500
> Morton, Jeffrey 
> On Windows 2003, is there an easy way to determine which instance of
> nsrmmd is associated with a particular tape drive?
> I am interested as I occasionally encounter drives hung in a 'ready for
> writing, idle' status and cannont clear this without completely
> recycling the server, which is not always possible. 

Good idea, but I've had limited success with it. On unix (which of course 
you're not asking about), 'fuser' can tell you that. However, once an 
nsrmmd gets in a deadly embrace eg., with a balky device, I've had very 
limited success with actually killing the nsrmmd and freeing up the 
device. Many times the process become unkillable and it takes a complete 
restart of Networker (or even a reboot) to straighten things out.

I wonder if it will work any better on Windows?

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