TapeAlert logs and codes on UNIX/Linux

Article:HOWTO33004  |  Created: 2010-10-28  |  Updated: 2011-03-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33004
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TapeAlert logs and codes on UNIX/Linux

TapeAlert codes are derived from the T10 SCSI-3 Stream Commands standard (see http://t10.org/). For the list of codes that the device supports, see the device's documentation.

TapeAlert checks for errors of the following types:

  • Recoverable read and write drive problems

  • Unrecoverable read and write drive problems

  • Hardware defects

  • Wrong or worn-out media

  • Expired cleaning tapes

  • Abnormal errors

A set of TapeAlert conditions is defined that can cause the media in use to be frozen. Another set of conditions are defined that can cause a drive to be downed.

NetBackup writes TapeAlert conditions into the following logs:

  • The bptm log

  • The error log

  • The job details log

  • The system log on UNIX and Event Viewer on Windows

Table: TapeAlert log codes describes the codes.

Table: TapeAlert log codes

TapeAlert code

Default action

Error type

Error message

0x01

None

Warning - WRN

Read warning

0x02

None

Warning - WRN

Write warning

0x03

None

Warning - WRN

Hard error

0x04

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Media

0x05

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Read failure

0x06

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Write failure

0x07

Freeze media - FRZ

Warning - WRN

Media life

0x08

Freeze media - FRZ

Warning - WRN

Not data grade

0x09

None

Critical - CRT

Write protect

0x0a

None

Informational - INFO

No removal

0x0b

None

Informational - INFO

Cleaning media

0x0c

None

Informational - INFO

Unsupported format

0x0d

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Recoverable mechanical cartridge failure

0x0e

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Unrecoverable mechanical cartridge failure

0x0f

Freeze media - FRZ

Warning - WRN

Mic failure

0x10

None

Critical - CRT

Forced eject

0x11

None

Warning - WRN

Read only

0x12

None

Warning - WRN

Directory corrupted on load

0x13

Freeze media - FRZ

Informational - INFO

Nearing media life

0x14

Clean drive - CLN

Critical - CRT

Clean now

0x15

Clean drive - CLN

Warning - WRN

Clean periodic

0x16

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Expired cleaning media

0x17

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Invalid cleaning tape

0x18

None

Warning - WRN

Retension requested

0x19

None

Warning - WRN

Dual-port error

0x1a

None

Warning - WRN

Cooling fan failure

0x1b

None

Warning - WRN

Power supply failure

0x1c

None

Warning - WRN

Power consumption

0x1d

None

Warning - WRN

Drive maintenance

0x1e

Down drive - down

Critical - CRT

Hardware A

0x1f

Down drive - DOWN

Critical - CRT

Hardware B

0x20

None

Warning - WRN

Interface

0x21

None

Critical - CRT

Eject media

0x22

None

Warning - WRN

Download fail

0x23

None

Warning - WRN

Drive humidity

0x24

None

Warning - WRN

Drive temperature

0x25

None

Warning - WRN

Drive voltage

0x26

None

Critical - CRT

Predictive failure

0x27

None

Warning - WRN

Diagnostics req.

0x28 - 0x31

None

Informational - INFO

Undefined

0x32

None

Warning - WRN

Lost statistics

0x33

Freeze media - FRZ

Warning - WRN

Directory invalid on unload

0x34

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

System area write failure

0x35

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

System area read failure

0x36

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

No start of data

0x37

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Loading failure

0x38

Freeze media - FRZ

Critical - CRT

Unrecoverable unload failure

0x39

None

Critical - CRT

Automation interface failure

0x3a

None

Warning - WRN

Firmware failure

0x3d - 0x40

None

Informational - info

Undefined

See About TapeAlert on UNIX/Linux


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