IDE-TAPE (Onstream DI-30) problems 2.4.*

IDE-TAPE (Onstream DI-30) problems 2.4.*

Post by dek.. » Wed, 28 Feb 2001 00:20:05

Hi folks:

Since upgrading to 2.4.* from 2.2.18 (with ide-patches to support
my Onstream DI30)  I've seen some wierd behavior.  When I back up my
filesystem to tape using tar, it seems to interfere with the network,
or something.  In particular, I run vncserver on the host and connect via
vncviewer from another host.  Shortly after I start the tape backup, the
vncviewer closes.  I can reconnect to it but shortly after, it will close
again.  The vncserver process continues to run.  I can always reconnect
to it but the connection will be terminated after a short period of time.
When the tape backup stops, vnc returns to normal.  I haven't observed
the problem with any applications than vnc (yet).   There are no messages
in the syslog to indicate anything abnormal is occurring.

Here's what I see at boot-up:

Feb 25 22:39:08 camera1 kernel: ide-tape: hdc <-> ht0: OnStream DI-30 rev 1.06
Feb 25 22:39:08 camera1 kernel: ide-tape: hdc <-> ht0: 990KBps, 64*32kB buffer, 10208kB pipeline, 60ms tDSC, DMA

David Konerding  

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1. Onstream DI-30 IDE tape drive


I'm desperately looking for someone who got his Onstream DI-30 IDE
tape drive to work with any of the latest SuSE (6.3 or 6.4)

Support for this (supposedly) nice piece of hardware is included in
the SuSE kernel.

I thought that I got everything to work, but 'tarring' an archive to a
tape, I cannot read my written tapes. When I start the restore,
everything seems to work fine, but after extracting some files from a
tape, I always get a tar-error message: 'tar: read error on /dev/ht0:
Input/Output error'. After I get this message 10 times, I get the
error: 'Tar: too many errors, quitting', and everything stops.

Who experienced this before?

Please, HELP!

=8-) dirk

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