Question about IBM 3580 Model H11 (3580-H11) Ultrium Tape Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I've got a 3580 Ultrium
I had this same problem a few mins ago. I held the tape up with my finger as I hit eject. The tape came right out. Then I put in a cleaning tape and had no issues at all. You don't need to disassemble the unit at all.
Posted on May 15, 2009
what is the drive doing or not doing?
If it is a connection problem then start by rebooting and seeing if your scsi card sees the drive in the bios and once the OS boots see if it is seen by the OS and has correct and up to date drivers.
If the backup program also sees the drive then try a backup and see where it fails.
Is it always the same file/s?
is it usually the same distance into the tape?
Have you tried new media?
if it is a read / write problem then try a new cleaning tape as they do expire after a few uses.
Then try a brand new tape on a test backup or run the LTT HP diags program which can be found here.
Just run the lto standard test program and that should tell you if it is faulty. Dont run the long tests though as they take days and are designed to really stress the drive and repeated running just wears the drive out and makes any problem worse.
If it still fails then you are going to need to send it for repair.
Let me know how you get on
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
SOURCE: Certance Ultrium 2 tape drive
Bet if you check, it is not overwritting the tape (appending) on the first tape, but will overwrite the second. Check the media properties to see. If it is this, it has probably had an update when it started going south....
Same problem here, on with Symantec about it...
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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