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How do I physically remove stuck tape from valueloader SDLT 320

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If the mechanism is physically damage, then I think disassemble the drive unit is so make sense.

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How to remove stuck tape


To type over the 3 pages from the manual and put the two images here, would be to much. Every DLT and Ultra SDLT manual has a chapter about how to remove the tape, when it got stuck. Please use your own manual for this.

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HP StorageWorks 1/8 Tape Autoloader SDLT 320 - tape library - Super DLT - SCSI Displayed Error! Code: A0 When you try to import or export are displayed error code 90


The library picker arm cannot move to the home position. There could be something blocking it. Try the Reset option from the Configuration menu. This is detailed in the library user guide.

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How to allocate media with ntbackup


  1. Valueloader should have "SEQ" on front screen.
  2. Insert media into Valueloader

NTBackup will NOT see individual tapes, but treat the SDLT320 drive as a stand alone with one big tape, and the Valueloader will automatically change tape, in sequence, until the backup is done.

This is the major difference between a "Autoloader" (Sequential Mode) and a "Library" (Random Mode).

In Sequential Mode the robot (or Medium Changer) is hidden from the OS, thus only providing a tape drive. The autoloader is smart enough to see incoming data and will move Tape1 into the drive. As the media fills, the autoloader will swap media on it's own. By the time the backup is complete, whether it be one or all 8 pieces of media, Windows has no clue that it's data crossed multiple pieces of media.

In Random mode, the library is dumb and will do nothing on its own. It's told by software (i.e. Backup Exec, CommVault, etc.) when to move a tape into the drive and which tape to move!

The advantage of using Random Mode is that software runs the show and media is effeciently managed. Restores are much quicker as the exact tape a file is recorded on can be directly loaded and extracted, vs. (worst case in Seq. mode) having to go through each tape, in sequence, before getting to the file that could be on that last tape (think hours!).

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I have a Quantum SDLT 320 drive in a Dell 2800 server that has the yellow attention light stuck on. It is performing backups successfully in Veritas and giving no errors from Veritas or anywhere else. Can...


Sounds like it may be the cleaning light (far right)

You need to use a cleaning tape in the drive (they do expire after either 20 or 40 uses so use a brand new one to be sure)

That should clear the light. If it comes back on after another backup then try using the cleaning tape again and then a brand new tape for the backup.
If the light comes on again then the drive will need to go for repair as the head is knackered.

Try www.tape-drive-repair.com for this as they are pretty good price wise and also offer a 1 years warranty on their drives and repairs

Aug 13, 2009 | Quantum ValueLoader SDLT 320 Super DLT...

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I get an error code A4 and 8A on the value loader LTO library.


I opened the library, removed all slots and put them back in with proper alignment. It's working now..

Nov 13, 2008 | Quantum ValueLoader SDLT 320 Super DLT...

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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.)

Aug 07, 2008 | Quantum ValueLoader SDLT 320 Super DLT...

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If you cannot physically load a tape into the drive it is a hardware problem and the drive requires service. It is not a software problem.

Of course, the library could already have the maximum tapes it can hold. If this is the case then eject a tape from the library to make room for the tape you want to add.

I hope this helps.

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Stops during boot


First of all the DS20 is an Alpha box not a VAX. The problem here is usually an adress conflict. These tape drives are usually device 500. Try placing the drive onto a different controller card. That should resolve the problem.

Dan

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Stuck Tape Removal


usually a reboot gets it out...hit eject button BEFORE windows starts up...I've seen some get stuck forever... Good luck.

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