Strange tape stuck at drive. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I really don't understand that this error mean.

    There is a tape never return back to the slot just idle on drive.

    How to solve this without restarting the tapes library?

    The following alert occurred at 23/2/2012 11:05:27 AM.


    Status: Active

    Tape Library : IBM TotalStorage 3573 Tape Library

    Tape: Servers-00000021

    Description: Detailed tape inventory failed Operation failed since the slot 1 in library IBM TotalStorage 3573 Tape Library was empty. This tape is currently present in Drive IBM ULT3580-HH5 SCSI Sequential Device (1068015040)


    For more information, open DPM Administrator Console and review the alert details in the Monitoring task area.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 3:13 AM

All replies

  • This happens for every tape or just this tape?

    Do you have a Library management interface that you can use to unload that tape from the drive back to a slot?

    Thanks, Wilson Souza - MSFT This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights

    Thursday, February 23, 2012 5:56 AM