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Tape drive backup errors: write error & sense key medium error

Tape drive backup errors: write error # blockes into volume & sense key Medium Error
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon Update 3)

* SCRIPT:
#! /bin/sh
/bin/mt -f /dev/st0 stat
/bin/mt -f /dev/st0 rewind
/bin/mt -f /dev/st0 setblk 0
/sbin/dump 0f /dev/st0 /dsp/client
/bin/mt -f /dev/st0 stat

* OUTPUT:
SCSI 2 tape drive:
File number=0, block number=0, partition=0.
Tape block size 0 bytes. Density code 0x42 (no translation).
Soft error count since last status=0
General status bits on (41010000):
BOT ONLINE IM_REP_EN
DUMP: Date of this level 0 dump: Tue Jul 21 18:12:00 2009
DUMP: Dumping /dev/sda3 (/local (dir /clientcode/wcl)) to /dev/st0
DUMP: Added inode 8 to exclude list (journal inode)
DUMP: Added inode 7 to exclude list (resize inode)
DUMP: Label: /local
DUMP: mapping (Pass I) [regular files]
DUMP: mapping (Pass II) [directories]
DUMP: estimated 3450974 tape blocks.
DUMP: Volume 1 started with block 1 at: Tue Jul 21 18:12:01 2009
DUMP: dumping (Pass III) [directories]
DUMP: dumping (Pass IV) [regular files]
DUMP: write error 169120 blocks into volume 1: Input/output error
DUMP: fopen on /dev/tty fails: No such device or address
DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.
/dev/st0: Device or resource busy
* EXTRACTS FROM 'dmesg':
CI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36

aic7899: Ultra160 Wide Channel A, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
scsi1 : Adaptec AIC7XXX EISA/VLB/PCI SCSI HBA DRIVER, Rev 6.2.36

aic7899: Ultra160 Wide Channel B, SCSI Id=7, 32/253 SCBs
blk: queue f7fd6014, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
(scsi1:A:6): 160.000MB/s transfers (80.000MHz DT, offset 127, 16bit)
blk: queue f7fda614, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
Vendor: CERTANCE Model: ULTRIUM 2 Rev: 1862
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03
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Attached scsi tape st0 at scsi1, channel 0, id 6, lun 0
IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.13 <tigran@veritas.com>
microcode: No suitable data for cpu 0
st0: Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
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lp: driver loaded but no devices found
audit subsystem ver 0.1 initialized
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 1919M
agpgart: no supported devices found.
[drm:drm_init] *ERROR* Cannot initialize the agpgart module.
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense indicates Write error
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense indicates Write error
st0: Error on write filemark.
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st0: Error on write filemark.
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Illegal Request
Additional sense indicates Invalid field in cdb
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Additional sense indicates Internal target failure
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Illegal Request
Additional sense indicates Invalid field in cdb
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Additional sense indicates Internal target failure
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Additional sense indicates Internal target failure
st0: Error with sense data: Info fld=0x7fffff, Current st09:00: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense indicates Unrecovered read error
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense indicates Unrecovered read error
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Illegal Request
Additional sense indicates Invalid field in cdb
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Hardware Error
Additional sense indicates Internal target failure
st0: Error with sense data: Current st09:00: sense key Medium Error
Additional sense indicates Write error
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* Info from client:
- last 3 weeks backup tape failed
- cleaned tape drive on multiple occasions
- tried 3 different tapes
- at no point has the 'error light' come on on the actual tape drive
- will order a new set of tapes

* Any ideas please? eg:
- tapes?
- tape drive?
- cables?
- other hardware?
- needs '-I #errors' in dump command - but wouldn't error show something like 'More than 32 block read errors from' if this was the cause?

Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks :)

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