HELP: Problems with a SCSI 4mm tape drive

HELP: Problems with a SCSI 4mm tape drive

Post by Michael Meissne » Tue, 11 Sep 2001 12:38:09

> Hello,
>    I'm looking for help with configurations for a 4mm tape drive.
> I can tar and dd samll files to the tape, however when I try to
> perfrom a dump of a filessystem it fails.   The dump request a second
> tape only after a few minutes, which leads me to think the tape
> density setting or something is hosed.  Also my whole system is huing
> and the only thing I can do is cycle the power and crash the system to
> regain control.  Any help is appreciated.  Thank you.

> Added following line to /etc/conf.module
> alias scsi_hostadapter aha152x
> ##aha152x=0x340,11,7,0

If I had to guess, I would guess that using an Adaptec 152x is your problem.
You might try a supported, PCI card (maybe Adaptec 2906/2930, or TekRam
390F/390U).  Making sure your tape drive is properly terminated with active
termination would be my second guess.

Michael Meissner, Red Hat, Inc.  (GCC group)
PMB 198, 174 Littleton Road #3, Westford, Massachusetts 01886, USA