Tape drives HP C1553A and SONY SDT-7000
Posted on 1997-05-07
we are running Solaris 2.5 on Sun Workstations.
The drives i'm talking about are connected to sparc 20 and 10
respectively (both have the SCSI ID set to 5).
We bought a C1553A (autoloader from HP) two months ago. We use it
for daily backup. The problem is that it detects so many (read
or write) errors that it tells "WORN MEDIA". The tapes are almost
new (less than 10 writes and reads).
I checked on hp support web pages and it looks like if the
configuration i have is ok.
The other problem is that when a write(dump or tar) is done on
HP 1553 one cannot restore the data from a SONY SDT-7000 drive
and vice versa.
I'd like to compare my config with people working with such devices.
So i'll know if i misconfigured something.
Please could you send me the switches settings and st.conf lines
Mine is (for the C1553A) :
SWITCHES :1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
ON ON OFF ON ON ON ON ON (default)
Back side switches : 1 2 3 4
ON OFF ON OFF (Solaris2)
"HP HPC15", "HPC15x3A", "hpc15x3a";
hpc15x3a = 1,0x34,0,0xd239,4,0x00,0x3,3;
For the SONY SDT-7000 i do not have anything in st.conf!!!
Thank in advance for your help.