The belts may need to be replaced. We have one of these and this started happening to us. We called for service and they came out and replaced them. It's worked fine since. Ron Adams Information Technology Group Crane Valves 9200 New Trails Dr. Suite 200 The Woodlands, TX 77385 "Dwayne Allison" <Dwayne.Allison@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 09/27/2004 09:02 AM Please respond to Midrange Systems Technical Discussion To: "Midrange Systems Technical Discussion" <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc: Fax to: Subject: RE: Magstar Tape Drive The belts in the tape drive need to be cleaned. The cleaning cartridge needs to be replaced. -----Original Message----- From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dave and Bump WIllenborg Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 11:17 AM To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion Subject: Re: Magstar Tape Drive It's me again. I am back with another multi part 3570 Magstar tape question. First of all, I would like to know if this is commonly referred to as an IBM "oh-oh" system? The maintenance on this tape unit is outrageous. Secondly, are the tapes known for non- reliability? Third, if you have had this system and replaced it, what did you replace it with? The reason for my dislike for this system is this. I have a stand alone model that will hold 20 tapes. I load up the 20 tapes, initialize the 20 tapes, review the job and make sure that everything went OK, (I have automated the tape init process), and then reload the tapes and put the tape unit in ready status. The tapes are initialized with the VOLID, owner is black, check active files and clear are set to *no and end option unload. This scenario has happened to me 4 times this last week and on 2 different systems. The backup program starts. A DSPTAP is performed. The display shows that the tape is initialized and has no file. As soon as the instruction SAVSECDTA is performed, a CPF4569 is returned "media error" I then have to end the backup job and restart it again. This is not an easy operation as I am replicating between 2 systems. Replication has to be stopped, backup done and replication started again before I can start the backup a second time. Can anyone point me in the right direction to eliminate these types of problems? Thanks in advance Dave Willenborg WIT Consulting Elkhorn, NE -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. -- This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/midrange-l or email: MIDRANGE-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l.
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