The Question is:
We recently replaced the tape drive (TLZ04) on a DEC VAX4000 cluster (2
nodes-doing backup on the 2nd node which is the production node). The backup
command procedure used for backups was working fine before the tape drive
replacement. The command proce
dure displays that we are getting a normal completion of the backup which reads
BACKUP STATUS - % X00030001 - <DISK NAME> NORMAL SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
But when I check the BACKUP *.LIS files for each disk *.BCK save set, there is
no backup data being written to these files on tape. The machine recognizes
the tape drive. We've tried replacing the tape drive a couple of times with no
luck. Am I missing
something small but significant?
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The Answer is :
Please ensure you have the current mandatory OpenVMS VAX ECO kits
For information on the basic techniques commonly used to troubleshoot
both software and hardware errors, please see topic (7552), and other
topics cited there. Using principles there, it would appear that
this is not specific to the device itself -- assuming the error is not
common across all spares involved, of course. Thus you will want to
look to other components of the hardware and software environment.
Particularly with DDS (DAT) devices and media, please also use a new
and previously unused cartridge, and after using a cleaning cartridge
with the TLZ04-series or other DDS (DAT) tape device.
Please then examine the log file output from the BACKUP -- the cited
message text is not originating from within BACKUP itself, hence the
OpenVMS Wizard expects it is obviously possible that one or more
problems exists within the local command procedure error handling.
Please next contact your hardware support vendor for assistance with
this and any other low-level hardware questions or issues. If your
hardware support vendor is unable to resolve this and has found that
the tape, the SCSI configuration and associated hardware, and the
host system and controller all pass the appropriate diagnostics,
please then contact the customer support center directly.
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telephone feedback -- as is very explicitly stated in the prologue
to asking a question. If you require such feedback or if you require
an answer, please do not even consider using the Ask The Wizard area,
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understanding in this matter is appreciated.)