Informix backup problem (ONTAPE)...

Dear all

I am having a problem with a backup i'm trying to run on Informix 7.31 running on SCO Openserver 5.0.4. When i run an otape -s command i get the following error message:

backup failed - function write to tape failed code -1 errno 6

Could anyone tell me what this error means and how is shoud go about correcting it.

Kind Regards

Pavan
callikanAsked:
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alans41Commented:
This is an error from the operating system. Have a look at the /var/adm/messages file to see what's the problem.

Maybe your tape drive's broken.

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alans41Commented:
Also, have you checked that the tape drive defined in onmonitor/archive/tape parameters really exists on your box?
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callikanAuthor Commented:
Yes the tape drive exists in Onmonitor. I finally had to change the tape drive itself and eveything worked fine afterwards.

Thanks for the help.
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