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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

 

 

Unable to find driver for U320e SCSI Host Bus AdapterOpen in a New Window

Hi All,

I am not able to find driver for U320e SCSI Host Bus Adapter for Windows server 2008 R2, i am tired, can anyone please guide me. from where i can download this driver, we want to connect our Tap MSA Library 4048 using SCSI cable.

 

Regards,

Agha

 

 

Ultrium 1740 performanceOpen in a New Window

Hi all, 

I recenty bought a new external ultrium 1760 since the old one we had broke down, leaving a tape inside. 

Since i attached the new tapedrive, i haven't been able to create a backup that completed in time, or most importantly can rely on. 

When i wanted to install the device, i received a cable that didn't fit with our setup. I receveid a SAS cable SFF-8088 to SFF-8644. where the SFF-8088 is on the side of the drive, and SFF-8644 would be on the server. I then bought a SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 cable, since i had multiple SFF-8088 slots free. Ever since, i didn't managed to get a decent performance out of it. 

The server is a Proliant 385 G6(i know, not the newest) where i am running backup exec. but when testing the performance with HP L&TT there already is a warning: 
Drive Performance test passed. Drive performance is constrained. Check HBA and cable configuration. Also try another tape and clean the drive.
See www.hpe.com/support/pat for more information.

I already updated all the drivers to 2016.10.0 without result; 

Does anyone has some more advice for me trying to restore a backup capability with decent performance?

Thanks in advance, Kees

 

A7445b Storageworks ultrium 1760.Open in a New Window

Hi one of my customers have a HP  a7445b Storageworks  ultrium 1760. 

they have asked if it is possible to change the 2 scsi drives int he back on the unit to USB drives. 

 

Facing issue on MSL G3 library after ESKM encryption !Open in a New Window

Hi currently i am using HP MSL G3 library And i have set ESKM encryption on it .

Encryption is set successfully on library but now i am not allowed to reboot libray, do move media operation etc from library RMI.

Note :  when i was trying to connect with ESKM server from library--Configuration-->security the connectivity test got suck in between.

Questions to be answer: 

Does MSL G3 support ESKM server for encryption or SafeNet server ?

How to regain library in such state ?

 

 

EML E-Series robotics controller Updating firmware issueOpen in a New Window

Hi Folks,

Have an issue trying to update the firmware (latest 1493) on our EML-Eseries Robotic controller where it crashes after about 10% "robotics failed to initiate flash" am i over looking something ? is this a hardware issue?

I have attached a screen dump if anyone has any advice

Regards

Brian

 

 

 

Tape Drive QueryOpen in a New Window

Greetings..!!

I am using tape drive with tape of 3TB of LTO-5.  I want to use the compression mode 2:1.

Then will anybody tell me, what is the maximum size of data I'll store in 3TB tape after compression.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Shashank Saxena

 

Mailslot continually ejecting - HP 1/8 Ultrium 920 G2 Tape AutoloaderOpen in a New Window

Hi,

 

The Autoloader was showing as offline in BackupExec.  When I checked the hardware, the mailslot had ejected and the Autloader was continually power cycling.  When the mailslot when pushed in, it would simply eject again.

 

I managed to manually eject the left magazine and close the mailsot.  At this point the Autoloader stayed online.  As soon as I put the magazine back in, the Mailslot popped out again and the Autoloader power cycled continuously.

 

Any help to troubleshoot would be appreciated.  This is out of warranty and if I need this repaired, I have no idea where to go.

 

Many thanks

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