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Ultrium 960 firmware - cannot retrieve Firmware via LTTOpen in a New Window

Hi all,

I recently bought an Ultrium 960 for home use which has firmware G2AD - according to LTT, G66D is the latest and I'd like to upgrade it however the software errors out when trying to download the firmware.  If I navigate to the path shown in the error via FTP, it is not there.  

Is there another way to get the firmware as it has seemingly moved off the HPE FTP server?  

I do not have a support contract but surely for a product that is way past its production system lifetime it should be free to download firmware?  Locking away expensive software behind a paywall is understandable but not something as simple as device firmware or a diagnostic tool for products that are now well within the grasp of the IT Pro with a hobby.  

Fortunately a friend had a copy of LTT but cannot assist with the firmware acquisition.  

Thanks

 

MSL 4048 LTO6 4 Drive, configure logical libraryOpen in a New Window

Thanks all for your help.

I've a Tape Library MSL 4048: 4 (LTO 6) Drives, FC connection to SAN switch.

Right now only 1 host (Server A) using it via FC connection, all 4 Drives are zone to Server A.

Question:

I want to another Server B can also using this Tape Library to do backup, I san the installaion guide, it can be configure Logical Library.

I would like to know more the concept of logical library, how it works? also zone all 4 drives to both 2 host?

how to prevent tape not beging used between these to backup server A and B.

Much appreciated if you have details on the above questions?

Thanks a lot.

 

Patrick

 

 

 

 

 

LTO3 drive ejecting all tapes with "Tape Error" LEDOpen in a New Window

Hi all,

I'm new to using tapes for backups and so I bought a second hand HP LTO3 drive to have a play and see if I can learn something.

Unfortunately none of the LTO3 tapes I have work with this drive.  Any tape I put in makes a few clicking noises then gets ejected with the Tape Error LED flashing.

I have tried two HP LTO3 tapes, two Sony LTO3 and even an IBM LTO1 tape but they all get ejected (although the LTO1 tape doesn't cause the Tape Error LED to start blinking.)

Apparently there is a "HP Tape Tools" program that is able to provide more information about issues like this, but the only place I can find to download it is the HPE website which says I need a support contract in place which obviously I don't have as I'm just doing this for my own education.

Does anyone have any idea what the problem could be with the drive?

lsscsi says it's "[9:0:3:0] tape HP Ultrium 3-SCSI G53S /dev/st0".  There's about a million model numbers and part numbers on the label so I'm not sure which one is relevant (or even why there are so many) but one of them is the "regulatory model" which is "BRSLA-0401-DC".

If there's anything I can test please let me know.  Thanks!

 

Barcode SCAN "Chinese" Error DP 07.00Open in a New Window

Hi everyone,

I'm facing a big problem with the Barcode Scan in DP 07.00 that started some weeks ago. 

Everytime when we try to do the Barcode Scan, we get this error:

[Critical] From: MSM@SERVER NAME "LIBRARY NAME" Time: 10/05/2017 18:49:46
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I've already tried to do the barcode scan via CMD, this error occurs:

[Critical] From: MSM@SERVER NAME LIBRARY NAME" Tim
e: 10/05/2017 18:53:04
?????????????????????????4????????????

I couldn't find any way to get ride of this error. Please, can someone help me?

Thanks.

 

HPE L&TT for an Ultrium 3000 off eBayOpen in a New Window

I've just obtained an HPE LTO-5 Ultrium 3000 tape drive off eBay and was under the assumption that LTFS standard is open.  I've tried to download L&TT for Mac to use it (I've also ordered a RocketStor adapter), yet L&TT download for Mac requires "entitlements".  What do I need to do to download L&TT for my own HPE tape drive?

 

HPE StoreOpen on Mac - no longer can store files 4GBOpen in a New Window

As recently as March 3, 2017  I was able to write files greater than 4 GB in file size to my HPLTO6 6250 tape drive, wh

ich is very important as I am backing up large video files.  I am using the HPE StoreOpen Standalone GUI to work with my tapes.

Somehow, within the last month, soemthing has changed.  When I try and copy a file bigger that 4 GB it now says these files cannot be copied because they are "too large for the volume's format."  Why would this be?  I don't believe I have changed anything except perhaps the MacOS.  I am not sure how to even begin troubleshooting.  Any help out there would be great.

MacOS Sierra 10.12.4

Fuse for MacOS 3.5.8

HPE StoreOpen Standalone 3.2.0 for Mac

Using the standard, purple, Ultrium 6.25 TB tapes

 

LTO 6 Tape Drive Connect with Desktop Machine Possibility ?Open in a New Window

Dear Experts,

i have a HP LTO 6 Tape Drive SAS Interface, i want to connect LTO 6 Tape drive to My Desktop Machine over a SAS HBA card with the Support of PCIex16 3.0 Slot.

Is it possible. ?

if yes , what kind of of SAS card should buy?

with best regards,

Azaf

 

Where can I find the latest version of HP Library and Tape Tools for W10 x64?Open in a New Window

The web site now only seems to be offering a version for OpenVMS!!!! What's happened to the Windows version please

 

Thanks, Dave

 

LTO Tape workingOpen in a New Window

Dear experts,

I want to know about how tape is working. Can we retrieve only last time written data on tape or we can get information of every written data on tape.

Regards,

Pardeep

 

 

HP LTO-2 Tape full or notOpen in a New Window

 Dear experts,

Is there any way to get the informaiton about tape whether it is full or not ?

Or How to know i need to change the tape.

Regards,

Pardeep

 

 

LTO cartridge barcode/volserOpen in a New Window

Some of my LTO cartridges were previously used in a library and have barcode labels.

This barcode is somehow read my my LTO-4 (HP 1840) drive even if the barcode label has been removed from the cartridge.  This is reported by backup applications and by LTT.

1. How can I read this data from the cartridge in my own code?

2. Can I re-write (new value) the barcode data of a cartridge? If so, how can I achieve this?

I've googled for ages but always ended up with sites selling barcode labels. 

Thanks. Dave

 

LTT saying need to run Drive Assessment testOpen in a New Window

Running LTT (4.24) trying to do short media assessment test, get message saying: Please run LTO Drive Assessment Test.

Problem is I only just ran that test and it passed perfectly!!!

Help

 

LTT Environment dataOpen in a New Window

For some LTO tapes in a batch I just bought (used), I'm getting a warning message when I run an LTO Media Assessment Full Tape Test that says:

Maximum temperature limit has previously been exceeded

When I click the health button and look at the Cartridge Environment section it says:

Maximum temperature margin in last 3 drives: Great Margin
[] Minimum temperature margin in last 3 drives: Warning, below minimum (-200%)

I'm seeing these two for all cartridges I've tested in this batch even though only some issue the Maximum temperature limit message.

So, 

1 How should I interpret what LTT is telling me here?  and

2 Should I be concerned about using these cartridges? (Other than this and a Data on tape (average) warning, all seem to pass tests with "Great Margin".

Thanks, Dave

 

LTT "Data on tape (average): Warning"Open in a New Window

After running a full media test I get the message:

Data on tape (average): Warning

What is this trying to tell me please?

A "Data Assessment Test" on the same tape says "Great Margin" ....

Thanks, Dave

 

 

Linux: is my tape defective or there is another error?Open in a New Window

I want to make an encrypted backup

I have this sas controller

06:00.0 Serial Attached SCSI controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS2008 PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS-2 [Falcon] (rev 03)

and this tape drive

[9:0:4:0]    tape    HP       Ultrium 5-SCSI   Z6ED  /dev/st0   -        

 

Using this cli

tar cvf - --format posix -X /home/user/altro/file.esclude /home/user | openssl aes-256-cbc -salt  -k "pass" | dd bs=40M of=/dev/st0

Give me this error after 15-30 minutes

[mar apr 11 21:05:54 2017] st 9:0:3:0: [st0] Block limits 1 - 16777215 bytes.
[mar apr 11 21:25:37 2017] st 9:0:3:0: device_block, handle(0x0009)
[mar apr 11 21:25:37 2017] st 9:0:3:0: [st0] Error e0000 (driver bt 0x0, host bt 0xe).
[mar apr 11 21:25:39 2017] st 9:0:3:0: device_unblock and setting to running, handle(0x0009)
[mar apr 11 21:25:39 2017] st 9:0:3:0: [st0] Error 10000 (driver bt 0x0, host bt 0x1).
[mar apr 11 21:25:39 2017] st 9:0:3:0: [st0] Error on write filemark.
[mar apr 11 21:25:39 2017] st 9:0:3:0: [st0] Error 10000 (driver bt 0x0, host bt 0x1).
[mar apr 11 21:25:39 2017] mpt2sas_cm0: removing handle(0x0009), sas_addr(0x5001438000aa4a64)
[mar apr 11 21:25:39 2017] mpt2sas_cm0: removing : enclosure logical id(0x500605b0080ad4d0), slot(3)
[mar apr 11 21:25:43 2017] scsi 9:0:4:0: Sequential-Access HP       Ultrium 5-SCSI   Z6ED PQ: 0 ANSI: 6
[mar apr 11 21:25:43 2017] scsi 9:0:4:0: SSP: handle(0x0009), sas_addr(0x5001438000aa4a64), phy(3), device_name(0x5001438000aa4a66)

Is my tape reader broken..or is only a bad command error?

 

 

 

Windows Server 2012R2 drivers for an Ultrium 448 SAS tape drive...Open in a New Window

Hi,

I have a client who has been using an Ultrium 2 448 SAS tape drive for a couple of years. Their backups have been running very slowly (Backup Exec 15, on Windows 2012R2) and they've asked me to look into this for them. When I look at the device, in Windows Device Manager, it is listed as "Other devices" "HP Ultrium 2-SCSI SCSI Sequential Device" and the "Driver Provider" is "Unknown". I have looked here: http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=3239083. However, there appears to be no drivers, for any of the Windows operating systems available, for download. Windows 2000 to 2008R2, including SBS 2011 and all the associated consumer variants of Windows, are listed. However, no Windows drivers are available, when you select any of these. It appears there is only a firmware update made available here!?

Can anybody shed any light on where I can find drivers for this device?

Cheers...

 

GA/EOSLOpen in a New Window

I am working on a lifecycle project for my company and have a need for GA(General Announcement Dates) and the End of Service Life Dates for the following products:

COMPAQ STORAGEWORKS TL891 TAPE LIBRARY COMPAQ STORAGEWORKS TL895 TAPE LIBRARY DELL 02U353 POWERVAULT 124T TAPE LIBRARY DIGITAL SWYTLBR TAPE LIBRARY DIGITAL TF867AB TAPE LIBRARY DIGITAL TZ867AA TAPE LIBRARY DIGITAL TZ877AA TAPE LIBRARY DIGITAL TZ877NT TAPE LIBRARY HP COMPAQ DESKPRO 6000 6/266X HP M8600 SERIES TAPE LIBRARY HP STORAGEWORKS 1/8 G2 TAPE AUTOLOADER AH558A HP STORAGEWORKS 1/8 G2 TAPE AUTOLOADER AJ816A HP STORAGEWORKS ESL9000 ENTERPRISE LIBRARY HP STORAGEWORKS MSL2024 LTO3 960 HP STORAGEWORKS MSL4048 0-DRIVE - 48 SLOT TAPE LIBRARY HP STORAGEWORKS MSL4048 TAPE LIBRARY HP STORAGEWORKS MSL4080 TAPE LIBRARY HP STORAGEWORKS MSL5026S2 TAPE DRIVE (293472-B22) HP STORAGEWORKS MSL6000 TAPE LIBRARY HP STORAGEWORKS MSL6030 UTRIUM TAPE LIBRARY HP SURESTORE OPTICAL 2200MX HP TANDEM 113643 TAPE DRIVE HP STORAGEWORKS DW027A TAPE DRIVE HP STORAGEWORKS SSL1016 TAPE AUTOLOADER HP STORAGEWORKS ULTRIUM 1840 TAPE DRIVE HP STORAGEWORKS ULTRIUM 460 TAPE DRIVE HP STORAGEWORKS ULTRIUM 460 TAPE DRIVE Q1520B HP STORAGEWORKS ULTRIUM 460E TAPE DRIVE HP STORAGEWORKS ULTRIUM 960 TAPE DRIVE HP TANDEM 5170 TAPE DRIVE HP ULTRIUM 920 SCSI INTERNAL TAPE DRIVE

 

If there is a site that has these dates please reply.

 

internal SCSI cmd failed with check condition Code: FC 0DOpen in a New Window

Hi

I got this error restart does not help.
What should I do?

17.03.30 14:40:53.72  Libctrl task Error - HE: internal SCSI cmd failed with check condition
     Return status: 0x80 - command failed
     Global error code: 0xFC - HE: internal SCSI cmd failed with check condition
     Module error code: 0x0D, 13
     Command code: 0x15 - unload
     Task originator: 0x02 - CDB interpreter task
     Extender library specifier: 0x00 - master library
     Sub error type: 0x02 - SCSI sense data
     Data: SENSE KEY 00, ASQ 00, ASCQ 00
     Source element type.: 0x02 - storage slot
     Element number: 0x0D, 13
     Destination element type.: 0x04 - tape drive
     Element number: 0x01, 1
     Component ID type: 0x02 - medium PVT (barcode)
     Component ID: EOP251L4

 

Simple question about SASOpen in a New Window

This is the controller

lsi-sas-9212-4i4e.jpg

 

is the LSI SAS 9212-4i4e model.

Had(i hope) a external mini sas port

I want to connect to hp ultrium lto5 external

tape drive

This is the port of tape drive

cuiao.png

 

Will work?

Which cable i need to connect external port to tape reader?

Thanks

 

Using old C7978A labelled as good to LTO-1 to LTO-3 in later drivesOpen in a New Window

I have a number of older C7978A cleaning cartridges which the packaging says can be used for Ultrium 1, 2 and 3 drives.

Can these in fact be used on later tape drives (Ultrium 4, 5, 6, 7)?.. If so what is the highest LTO-n format these can safely be used with and how many cleans are they good for?

Many thanks
Dave

 

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