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ANR8420E: Command : An I/O error occurred while accessing drive drive name

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Hi to All,
I'm working on this system.
Server : IBM x3400
OS : Windows 2008 R2 standard
Tape Drive :USB Tape IBM DDS gen 6 USB device / IBM DAT 160

Install on the server x3400 the tape USB Tape IBM DDS gen 6 USB device .
i install the driver "ibm_sw_dds6-1700_windows_32-64.zip" and the the is well install in the OS.
Tivoli storage manager is install on this server.

i try this command but
define path server1 robotmount srctype=server destype=library device="IBM DDS gen 6"
and i have this error : ANR8420E: Command : An I/O error occurred while accessing drive drive name

It seem that device name is incorrect. So can Somobody tell me the device name  and id of USB Tape IBM DDS gen 6 USB device.

Thanks in advance
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by:John Pope
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Hi

I have not used a USB device like this before,  but I imagine it is similar to defining a scsi/fc attached tape drive.  Have you tried determining the name of your device using the tsmdlst.exe?

In an administrator command prompt session;

cd c:\Program Files\Tivoli\TSM\console (or wherever you have installed stuff)
tsmdlst.exe

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this will give you your TSM name that you can use for the device parameter e.g. mt0.0.0.1, then in your command;

define path server1 robotmount srctype=server destype=library device="mt0.0.0.1"

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Cheers, JP
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Hi Popesy,.
    Thanks for your answer
   Finally I find solution.
    The command :tsmdlst.exe  don't give me any result.
   In Hardware manager properties of The drive. The the name of The drive "Tape0".
    So in TSM, i have to check the checkbox consider the Tape like GENERICTAPE.

BR
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by:kenfack
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The device name is Tape0.  but just check the drive like GENERICTAPE.
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