The Question is:
we had a problem about taking standalone backups from our data disks.
Disc devices: 9,1GB DS-RZ1DF-VW
DLT Table Top 35/70GB
We were taking standalone backup from 5 member Raid5 set, when all off a sudden
with the message:
F-WAIT idle buffer
"idle bcb attempted wait
on idle buffer"
We haven't had that kind of message before.
Tape was brand new!
Thanks in advance.
The Answer is :
Please move to V7.1-2 or V7.2-1 or V7.3, and associated ECO kits.
Please move off of V7.1-1H1, that was a hardware release for early
support of specific hardware configurations, and a release that has
long-since been superceded.
In the case of the BACKUP operations, you can boot and operate your
BACKUP operation from the bootable CD-ROM media for any of these
more recent OpenVMS releases -- as a test.
The OpenVMS Wizard would recommend an upgrade from V7.1-1H1 to V7.1-2,
V7.2-1, or V7.3. V7.1-2 in particular was a roll-up of ECO kits for
V7.1, V7.1-1H1, and V7.1-1H2, and its use is recommended over any of
the other (superceded) releases.