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Event ID 11

We are getting event ID 11 error related to the controller error. We replaced the scisi card, cable and new terminator, but the problem still persists. Updated sony tape library latest firmware, drivers, etc..Still having the same specfrog hardware error. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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Re: Event ID 11

Please perform a erase operation and check if the drive does it, If its not then go ahead and check the SCSI controller if you have a spare one replace it.

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Event ID 11 error

Wonderign if you tried to install this on the RAID controller....big nono and cause this very issue...try a different SCSI controller...hopefully you ahve one onboard NOT raid. hope that helps

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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Then the manual says: "Isolating a library controller card versus accessor enclosure problem" on page 7-11
But I guess you better look it up yourself. If you don't have any parts, you have to contact IBM.
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We are having an issue with our backups. The system event log says there is an error 7 and lists the tape drive as having a bad block. However the quantum diagnostic tool shows the drive to be healthy. ...

Event ID-7 is a "Bad Block" on the Tape being using. By design, when a Bad Block is encounter, the Tape Drive "Seizes the Tape" and goes offline. It can sometimes be difficult to get the Tape Drive to release the Tape. Refer to the Users Manual for instrcutions on how to Reset the Tape Drive. Sometimes applying the Firmware Update willl reset the Tape Drive and Eject the Tape.

Do not assume the Tape is Bad, but do not re-use until tested. The Tape may be Bad, the Tape Drive may simply need Cleaning or the Tape Drive may be Worn or Damaged. If you are using 3rd Party Backup Software, such as Backup Exec or Yosemite, you wan want to check the Removable Storage Servcie to see if it is set to Manual or Automatic. Any Tape Devices would need to be first Deleted in the Library Section of Removable Storage, then Sop and Disable Removable Storage. Since Removable Storage is in effect NTBACKUP, this Service can interfere with the Operation of your Backup Software and generate "Bad Block" Errors.

To Test the Tape with your Quantum Tape Drive, use a tool called XTALK ( xTalk- ) that is found on Quantums Website

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If the controller sees it then make sure that you are using the Backup Exec drivers. Never use the manufacturer's drivers with Backup Exec. Veritas, now Symantec, has a downloadable utility called the Device Driver Installation Wizard that will make sure you have the correct driver loaded.

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Event ID 11 error

Wonderign if you tried to install this on the RAID controller....big nono and cause this very issue...try a different SCSI controller...hopefully you ahve one onboard NOT raid. hope that helps

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I think this sounds like the drive is having a issue loading and moving the tape in slot 1.
AIT units are known for having this kind of problem.
Try a cleaning tape and then a new tape fresh out the wrapper for a test backup.

if it fails with a known good tape then its time to send it out for repair


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