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Ejecting tape from drive

Created: 11 Sep 2012 • Updated: 12 Dec 2012 | 5 comments
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I tried ejecting a tape from a drive using robtest unload d2

Now it's stuck at:

s d
drive 1 (addr 256) access = 1 Contains Cartridge = no
drive 2 (addr 257) access = 0 Contains Cartridge = yes
Source address = 4133 (slot 38)
Barcode = 000033
unload d2
Opening {3,0,0,0}, on the local host, please wait...
It's been an hour now... any help would be appreciated!

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mph999's picture


m d2 s38

where x is an empty slot

Re-run inventory in NBU when finished.



Regards,  Martin
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jim dalton's picture

Robtest and ejecting media from a running system NB is not altogether a good idea Robby, so maybe you were doing it to fix a problem ...possibly a problem where the tape wont eject? A bit more info might be useful, to give us some background info.

Long and short is, perhaps the tape really is stuck? I've seen a few, but would normally expect an error on the drive at some point. I cant see what OS you are running, nor what robotics.


Marianne's picture

Maybe tape is really stuck in drive.

Best to open library door to see what's going on.

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robbyd925's picture


Not sure what happened there, but it eventually errored out. I just restarted the library and after that the tape was successfully ejected using "m d2 sNN".

Thanks for all the comments/replies.


mph999's picture

Excellent - please mark the post that helped you the most as the solution.



Regards,  Martin
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