The Question is:
We've just upgraded our cluster to OpenVMS 7.2-1 from version 6.2. A couple of
our disks will no longer mount, giving the message "mount-f-filestruct,
unsupported file structure level". These are Seagate st423451n disks, ods-2.
We have other disks of thi
s type on the same scsi chain, which mount successfully. Searching your online
docs here, it seems we should only be getting this message by trying to use
ods-5 disks on pre version 7.2 systems, which is not the case.
Since I can't mount the disks (other than as foreign), I can't use 'set
vol/structure_level' to try to fix it.
My current ideas: take one of our machines, install Openvms 6.2 and see if I
can use the disks there, or re-initialize the disks and recover all the files
as necessary (a task I'm trying to avoid).
Also, today I noticed that a third disk, a quantum fireball se8.4s (ods-2), was
not mounted on one of the members of our cluster. After dismounting the disk,
I not cannot mount it on any of the cluster members, getting the message:
nconsistent file structure level on _hrdib$dka0:
-mount-i-dosetvol, use set volume/structure_level and remount
%mount-f-filestruct, unsupported file structure level"
Thanks very much,
University of Michigan
The Answer is :
The contents of these disks initially appears to be corrupted, or
these disks are failing or are otherwise incompatible with OpenVMS,
or there is a SCSI configuration or local hardware problem.
Please first contact the vendor of the disk drives for assistance
and to determine if this is a known problem with these devices.
Then please contact the Compaq Customer Support Center to ensure
that the problem you are seeing is with the disks and not with
OpenVMS itself -- expect to be asked for the error logs, as
well as other information relevent to determining if this is an
OpenVMS problem or a problem with the third-party disk device.
This will involve the drive vendor working with OpenVMS Engineering
to resolve the underlying problem -- whether it be in OpenVMS or in
the disk device or in the local configuration.
Please also see existing topics such as 4467, 4409, and 2048.