Veritas 10 Cyclic Redundancy Check
Posted on 2008-02-05
I'm getting a Cyclic Redundancy Check on Veritas 10.0 trying to backup every night.
I'm using a Dell PV-110T DLT VS-160 Tape Drive (Quantum). Adaptec 39160 SCSI Card. Firmware and Drivers are completely up to date. I have warrantied and replaced the drive itself, along with the SCSI cable. Also have replaced all of my tapes.
The drive itself (even original before replacement) passes all of the Dell Diagnostics.
The backup job begins ok, then fails with the cyclic redundancy check message after about 3GB worth of data has been copied. After rotating in new tapes, I was able to get up to about 6GB before the backup failed, but the end result was the same.
After a tape is run, the media is now shown as "Not Appendable (End Marker Unreadable). I'm not sure if this matters or not, as my backup is set to overwrite, but it strikes me as strange since my media set is set to "infinate - allow append". Even the brand new tapes showed this error after the backup failed the first time they were used.
Here is my exact error message:
Backup- D: DataStorage device "DELL 1" reported an error on a request to write data to media.
Data error (cyclic redundancy check).
This could be caused by either a dirty tape drive, bad media, or a SCSI problem.
V-79-57344-34028 - Error reading/writing data from/to the media.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.