Help with Exabyte drive!!!

Help with Exabyte drive!!!

Post by Matthew W. Culbre » Thu, 03 Aug 1995 04:00:00



Howdy,

I've written a custome backup utility for a customer on a SparClassic
running Solaris1.1.1 (Sunos4.3.1).  I'm using an Exabyte 8500 8mm tape
drive.

I have to use the 'mt -f /dev/nrst8 eom' command to move the tape to the end
of the media before I write the previous day's backup.

The problem:  this 'mt' command fails when the machine is rebooted or the
tape is ejected and put back in.  I get this error message:

        /dev/nrst8 eom 1 failed: I/O error
        ST0:  Error for command 'space',
              Block:0 File Number:11
              Sense key: Media Error
              Vendor (Exabyte EXB-8500 emm Helical Scan)
              Unique Error code:  0x14

Any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated!

Matt

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