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Backup using Tape LTO06 TS32000 IBM Library

When a make backup using tape LTO06 TS32000 IBM Library, i have that errors: He: Drive Broken needs repairs F3 01. What is happened with tape?

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Tapes do brake, at the end of the day they are mechanical devices.

Just throw it away and buy another one.
But it can be reformatted or checked using IBM utilities from the atape drivers in case you still want it (ITDT or tapeutil)

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S4000662.

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SOURCE: Tape eject from drive

Hi. This is from Dells site regarding automatic ejection of tape once inserted:

The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive reads and writes DLTtape VS1 cartridges. The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive can read - but not write - DLTtape™ IV cartridges written using the DLT1/VS80 format. NOTE: The PowerVault 110T DLT VS160 Tape drive automatically ejects any other cartridge types and any cartridges whose format it cannot read. Make sure all cartridges that you want to use for writing are DLTtape VS1 cartridges.


Perhaps your cartridge is improperly formatted or is of the incorrect type?

Posted on May 23, 2008

SOURCE: Error on IBM 3581 tape library.

Error 5 might be the drive motor might be faulty.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: medium changer did not show

Check that the unit is set to random mode instead of sequential mode

(FYI Sequential mode treats the whole machine as a single big tape, while random lets the software say what tape is going to be used.)

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Tape stuck in drive

The best way that I have solved this is by using the move commands from the drive, and move it from drive to any free tape slot. Also if that does not work, put a few tapes in the drive and perform the random moves test in diagnostics, that will fool the drive to move the tape.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I have IBM ULT3580 HH4 backup tape drive want to

Have a look at the IBM Tape compatiability chart

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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