TAPE_ERR1 in AIX
Posted on 2003-03-14
I'm using AIX 4.3.3 and I have a tape error in rmt1.
Date/Time: Fri Mar 14 14:00:06
Sequence Number: 495
Machine Id: 000000000000
Node Id: xxxxx
Resource Name: rmt1
Resource Class: tape
Resource Type: 4mm4gb
When I backup a small number of files, it will give no error. If I backup a lot of
files, it will give me some backup error.
backup: 0511-432 A write error occurred: The media surface is damaged.
backup: 0511-079 The backup media may be damaged.
Use a different disk to run the backup.
Although it looks like a media error, but I've change media and clean the tape drive.
Could it be the physical drive problem? Anyone out there encountered this before?
Note: I do not have maintenance contract with IBM.