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<h1 align="center">Welcome to Mark Harvey's home page</h1>
<hr width="80%">
<h2 align="center">Current projects:</h2>
<ul>
<li><a href="#vtl">Virtual Tape Library</a>
<ul>
<li><a href="#vtl-intro">Introduction</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-vtltape">vtltape daemon</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-vtllibrary">vtllibrary daemon</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-vtlcmd">vtlcmd control utility</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-examples-lsscsi">Operational examples (lsscsi -g)</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-examples-tpautoconf">Operational examples (tpautoconf)</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-examples-robtest">Operational examples (robtest)</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-examples-TapeAlert">TapeAlert examples</a>
<li><a href="#vtl-download">Download</a>
</ul>
</ul>
<hr width="80%">
<a NAME="vtl-intro"></a>
<h2 align="left">Virtual Tape Library:</h2>
<p>Virtual Tape Library consists of several components.</p>
<ul>
<li>LLD - A low level driver implemented as a kernel module - vx_tape</li>
<li>Target devices - Daemons <b>vtltape(1)</b> and <b>vtllibrary(1)</b> which implement SCSI target device(s) in user-space</li>
<li>Utility commands <b>mktape(1)</b>, <b>vtlcmd(1)</b></li>
<li>And startup scripts <b>build_library_config(1)</b>, <b>make_vtl_devices(1)</b></li>
</ul>
<p>
The kernel module is based on the scsi_debug kernel module
(<a href=http://www.torque.net/sg/sdebug26.html>http://www.torque.net/sg/sdebug26.html</a>).
vx_tape is a pseudo HBA (LLD) reporting it has 1 x SMC target (StorageTek L700)
and 8 x SSC targets (4 x IBM Ultrium-TD3 and 4 x Quantum SuperDLT600)
attached.
</p>
<p>
A char device back-end has been included with the vx_tape LLD
driver This allows data and SCSI commands to be passed from the LLD
to user-mode daemons (SCSI targets) which constently poll the driver
and process any outstanding SCSI commands.
<p>
<p>
<a NAME="vtl-vtltape"></a>
<h3>vtltape</h3>
<b>vtltape(1)</b> is the usermode SSC target daemon which writes/reads
data to data files in the /opt/vtl directory
(if a virtual tape has been loaded). The virtual tape files include a
Medium Auxiliary Memory (MAM) data structure to store persistent data
(number of tape loads, total data written/read, media type etc).
</p>
<p>
<a NAME="vtl-vtllibrary"></a>
<h3>vtllibrary</h3>
<b>vtllibrary(1)</b> is the usermode SMC target daemon which reads its
configuration from the file /etc/vtl/<b>library_contents(5)</b>
at startup. The number of storage slots are built dynamically
when the daemon starts. Hence changing the number of storage slots and
media access slots are a matter of modifing the file contents and
restarting the vtllibrary(1) daemon. All 'library' commands are
performed on data structures in memory ONLY.
</p>
<p>
<a NAME="vtl-vtlcmd"></a>
<h3>vtlcmd</h3>
A utility <b>vtlcmd(1)</b> is used to administrator the daemons <b>vtltape(1)</b>
and <b>vtllibrary</b>.<br>
Message queue (key 0x4d61726b) is used to pass messages between
<b>vtlcmd(1)</b>, <b>vtllibrary(1)</b> and <b>vtltape(1)</b>
</p>
<p>
When a SCSI 'move medium' from a storage slot to a tape drive is requested,
the media location is updated in vtllibrary(1) data structures, and the
barcode of the media id is passed via the message queue to the
vtltape(1) daemon in question. A file open of the barcode is attempted
in the /opt/vtl directory and if successful, the vtltape(1) daemon
will now return a ASC/ASCQ 0x0/0x0 to any Test Unit Ready requests. An
unload SCSI command to the tape drive will close the data file.
</p>
<p>
Media can be moved out of the VTL via the Media Access Port. Once media
is logically moved into the MAP slots, the MAP entries can be cleared
using the vtlcmd:
</p>
<pre>
# vtlcmd library empty map
</pre>
<a NAME="vtl-examples-lsscsi"></a>
<h4>Examples</h4>
vx_tape is registered as HBA #3:
<pre>
# lsscsi -g
[0:0:0:0] disk MAXTOR ATLAS10K4_36SCA DFM0 /dev/sda /dev/sg0
[0:0:6:0] process PE/PV 1x3 SCSI BP 1.1 - /dev/sg1
[2:0:0:0] disk SEAGATE ST336607FC 0003 /dev/sdb /dev/sg2
[2:0:1:0] disk SEAGATE ST336607FC 0003 /dev/sdc /dev/sg3
[2:0:2:0] mediumx ATL 1500 6.0 - /dev/sg4
[2:0:2:1] tape QUANTUM SuperDLT1 2323 /dev/st0 /dev/sg5
[2:0:2:2] tape QUANTUM SuperDLT1 2323 /dev/st1 /dev/sg6
[2:0:2:3] process ATTO 310-LV 1.42 - /dev/sg7
[3:0:0:0] mediumx STK L700 vx_0 - /dev/sg8
[4:0:0:0] tape IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 /dev/st2 /dev/sg9
[4:0:0:1] tape IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 /dev/st3 /dev/sg10
[4:0:0:2] tape IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 /dev/st4 /dev/sg11
[4:0:0:3] tape IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 /dev/st5 /dev/sg12
[4:0:0:4] tape QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 /dev/st6 /dev/sg13
[4:0:0:5] tape QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 /dev/st7 /dev/sg14
[4:0:0:6] tape QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 /dev/st8 /dev/sg15
[4:0:0:7] tape QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 /dev/st9 /dev/sg16
</pre>
<a NAME="vtl-examples-tpautoconf"></a>
NetBackup Utilities:
<pre>
# tpautoconf -r
TPAC45 STK L700 vx_0 8000 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/sg/h3c0t0l0 - -
# tpautoconf -t
TPAC45 IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 8001 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l1 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 8002 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l2 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 8003 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l3 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 IBM ULT3580-TD3 5400 8004 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l4 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 8005 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l5 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 8006 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l6 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 8007 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l7 - TapeAlert enabled
TPAC45 QUANTUM SDLT600 5400 8008 -1 -1 -1 -1 /dev/st/nh3c0t0l8 - TapeAlert enabled
</pre>
<p>
<a href=http://sites.google.com/site/linuxvtl2/scan.txt>volmgr/bin/scan output</a> </p>
<a NAME="vtl-examples-robtest"></a>
<h4>Robot Inventory:</h4>
<p> <a href=http://sites.google.com/site/linuxvtl2/mtx.txt>Using mtx</a> </p>
<p> <a href=http://sites.google.com/site/linuxvtl2/robtest.txt>Using robtest</a> </p>
A sample /etc/vtl/library_contents can be <a href=http://sites.google.com/site/linuxvtl2/library_contents.txt>viewed via this link.</a>
<a NAME="vtl-examples-TapeAlert"></a>
<h3>TapeAlert</h3>
<p>TapeAlert flags can be set using the <b>vtlcmd(1)</b></p>
<p>e.g. vtlcmd [index|library] TapeAlert [flags]</p>
<p>Where index is the message Q offset (or string 'library') associated with the drive.</p>
<p>e.g. To set flag 14h (Clean now) the 20th bit (14h) needs to be set:<br>
Pull out the binary to decimal calculator<br>
1000 0000 0000 0000 0000 (20 bits) =&gt hex =&gt 80000</p>
<pre># vtlcmd 1 TapeAlert 80000</pre>
<p>A listing of TapeAlert flags can be found at <a href=http://www.t10.org/ftp/t10/drafts/ssc3/ssc3r01e.pdf>t10 home page for SSC devices</a>
Annex A.</p>
<table border="3">
<tr>
<th>Code</th>
<th>vtlcmd value</th>
<th>Flag</th>
<th>Type</th>
<th>Flag Type</th>
<th>Recommended application client message</th>
<th>Probable cause</th>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">01h</td>
<td align="right">1</td>
<td>Read warning</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive is having problems reading data. No data has been lost, but there has been a reduction in the performance of the tape.</td>
<td>The drive is having severe trouble reading.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">02h</td>
<td align="right">2</td>
<td>Write warning</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive is having problems writing data. No
data has been lost, but there has been a reduction in
the capacity of the tape.</td>
<td>The drive is having severe trouble writing.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">03h</td>
<td align="right">4</td>
<td>Hard error</td>
<td align="center">M</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The operation has stopped because an error has
occurred while reading or writing data that the drive
cannot correct.</td>
<td>The drive had a hard
read or write error.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">04h</td>
<td align="right">8</td>
<td>Media</td>
<td align="center">M</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>Your data is at risk:
<ol>
<li>Copy any data you require from this tape.<br>
<li>Do not use this tape again.<br>
<li>Restart the operation with a different tape.</td>
</ol>
<td>Media can no longer be written/read, or performance is severely degraded.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">05h</td>
<td align="right">10</td>
<td>Read failure</td>
<td align="center">M</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape is damaged or the drive is faulty. Call the tape drive supplier help line.</td>
<td>The drive can no longer read data from the tape.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">06h</td>
<td align="right">20</td>
<td>Write failure</td>
<td align="center">M</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape is from a faulty batch or the tape drive is
faulty:<br>
<ol>
<li>Use a good tape to test the drive.<br>
<li>If the problem persists, call the tape drive supplier help line.</td>
</ol>
<td>The drive can no longer write data to the tape.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">07h</td>
<td align="right">40</td>
<td>Media life</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape cartridge has reached the end of its calculated useful life:
<ol>
<li>Copy any data you need to another tape.<br>
<li>Discard the old tape.</td>
</ol>
<td>The media has exceeded its specified life.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">08h</td>
<td align="right">80</td>
<td>Not data grade</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The cartridge is not data-grade. Any data you write to the tape is at risk. Replace the cartridge with a data-grade tape.</td>
<td>The drive has not been able to read the MRSa stripes.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">09h</td>
<td align="right">100</td>
<td>Write protect</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>You are trying to write to a write protected cartridge. Remove the write protection or use another tape.</td>
<td>Write command is attempted to a write protected tape.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">0Ah</td>
<td align="right">200</td>
<td>No removal</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">I</td>
<td>You cannot eject the cartridge because the tape drive is in use. Wait until the operation is complete before ejecting the cartridge.</td>
<td>Manual or software unload attempted when prevent media removal is on.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">0Bh</td>
<td align="right">400</td>
<td>Cleaning media</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">I</td>
<td>The tape in the drive is a cleaning cartridge. Cleaning tape loaded into drive.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">0Ch</td>
<td align="right">800</td>
<td>Unsupported format</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">I</td>
<td>You have tried to load a cartridge of a type that is not
supported by this drive.</td>
<td>Attempted load of unsupported tape format (e.g., DDS2 in DDS1 drive).</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">0Dh</td>
<td align="right">1000</td>
<td>Recoverable mechanical cartridge failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The operation has failed because the tape in the
drive has experienced a mechanical failure:<br>
<ol>
<li>Discard the old tape.<br>
<li>Restart the operation with a different tape.</td>
</ol>
<td>Tape snapped/cut or other cartridge mechanical failure in the drive where medium can be de-mounted.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">0Eh</td>
<td align="right">2000</td>
<td>Unrecoverable mechanical cartridge failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The operation has failed because the tape in the
drive has experienced a mechanical failure:<br>
<ol>
<li>Do not attempt to extract the tape cartridge.<br>
<li>Call the tape drive supplier help line.</td>
</ol>
<td>Tape snapped/cut or other cartridge mechanical failure in the drive where medium cannot be de-mounted.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">0Fh</td>
<td align="right">4000</td>
<td>Memory chip in cartridge failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The memory in the tape cartridge has failed, which reduces performance. Do not use the cartridge for further write operations.</td>
<td>Memory chip failed in cartridge.</td>
</tr>
<td align="center">10h</td>
<td align="right">8000</td>
<td>Forced eject</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The operation has failed because the tape cartridge was manually de-mounted while the tape drive was actively writing or reading.</td>
<td>Manual or forced eject while drive actively writing or reading.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">11h</td>
<td align="right">10000</td>
<td>Read only format</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>You have loaded a cartridge of a type that is read-only in this drive. The cartridge will appear as write protected.</td>
<td>Media loaded that is read-only format.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">12h</td>
<td align="right">20000</td>
<td>Tape directory corrupted on load</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape directory on the tape cartridge has been corrupted. File search performance will be degraded. The tape directory can be rebuilt by reading all the data on the cartridge.</td>
<td>Tape drive powered down with tape loaded, or permanent error prevented the tape directory being updated.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">13h</td>
<td align="right">40000</td>
<td>Nearing media life</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">I</td>
<td>The tape cartridge is nearing the end of its calculated life. It is recommended that you:<br>
<ol>
<li>Use another tape cartridge for your next backup.<br>
<li>Store this tape cartridge in a safe place in case you need to restore data from it.</td>
</ol>
<td>Media may have exceeded its specified number of passes.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">14h</td>
<td align="right">80000</td>
<td>Clean now</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape drive needs cleaning:<br>
<ol>
<li>If the operation has stopped, eject the tape and
clean the drive.
<li>If the operation has not stopped, wait for it to finish
and then clean the drive.
</ol>
Check the tape drive users manual for device specific
cleaning instructions.</td>
<td>The drive thinks it has a head clog or needs cleaning.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">15h</td>
<td align="right">100000</td>
<td>Clean periodic</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive is due for routine cleaning:
<ol>
<li>Wait for the current operation to finish.
<li>Then use a cleaning cartridge.
</ol></td>
<td>Check the tape drive users manual for device specific cleaning instructions.
The drive is ready for a periodic cleaning.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">16h</td>
<td align="right">200000</td>
<td>Expired cleaning media</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The last cleaning cartridge used in the tape drive has worn out:<br>
<ol>
<li>Discard the worn out cleaning cartridge.<br>
<li>Wait for the current operation to finish.<br>
<li>Then use a new cleaning cartridge.
</ol></td>
<td>The cleaning tape has expired.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">17h</td>
<td align="right">400000</td>
<td>Invalid cleaning tape</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The last cleaning cartridge used in the tape drive was
an invalid type:<br>
<ol>
<li>Do not use this cleaning cartridge in this drive.<br>
<li>Wait for the current operation to finish.<br>
<li>Then use a valid cleaning cartridge.
</ol></td>
<td>Invalid cleaning tape type used.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">18h</td>
<td align="right">800000</td>
<td>Retension requested</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive has requested a retension operation.</td>
<td>The drive is having severe trouble reading or writing, that will be resolved by a retension cycle.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">19h</td>
<td align="right">1000000</td>
<td>Dual-port interface error</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>A redundant interface port on the tape drive has failed.</td>
<td>Failure of one interface port in a dual-port configuration (i.e., Fibre Channel)</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">1Ah</td>
<td align="right">2000000</td>
<td>Cooling fan failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>A tape drive cooling fan has failed.</td>
<td>Fan failure inside tape drive mechanism or tape drive enclosure.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">1Bh</td>
<td align="right">4000000</td>
<td>Power supply failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>A redundant power supply has failed inside the tape drive enclosure. Check the enclosure users manual for instructions on replacing the failed power supply.</td>
<td>Redundant PSU failure inside the tape drive enclosure or rack subsystem.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">1Ch</td>
<td align="right">8000000</td>
<td>Power consumption</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive power consumption is outside the specified range.</td>
<td>Power consumption of the tape drive is outside specified range.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">1Dh</td>
<td align="right">10000000</td>
<td>Drive maintenance</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>Preventive maintenance of the tape drive is required. Check the tape drive users manual for device specific preventive maintenance tasks or call the tape drive supplier help line.</td>
<td>The drive requires preventive maintenance (not cleaning).</td>
</tr>
<td align="center">1Eh</td>
<td align="right">20000000</td>
<td>Hardware A</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape drive has a hardware fault:
<ol>
<li>Eject the tape or magazine.
<li>Reset the drive.
<li>Restart the operation.
</ol>
</td>
<td>The drive has a hardware fault that requires reset to recover.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">1Fh</td>
<td align="right">40000000</td>
<td>Hardware B</td>
<td align="center">M</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape drive has a hardware fault:
<ol>
<li>Turn the tape drive off and then on again.
<li>Restart the operation.
<li>If the problem persists, call the tape drive supplier help line.
</ol></td>
<td>The drive has a hardware fault that is not read/write related or requires a power cycle to recover.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">20h</td>
<td align="right">80000000</td>
<td>Interface</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive has a problem with the application client interface:
<ol>
<li>Check the cables and cable connections.
<li>Restart the operation.
</ol>
</td>
<td>The drive has identified an interface fault.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">21h</td>
<td align="right">100000000</td>
<td>Eject media</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The operation has failed:
<ol>
<li>Eject the tape or magazine.
<li>Insert the tape or magazine again.
<li>Restart the operation.
</ol>
</td>
<td>Error recovery action.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">22h</td>
<td align="right">200000000</td>
<td>Download fail</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The firmware download has failed because you have
tried to use the incorrect firmware for this tape drive.
Obtain the correct firmware and try again.</td>
<td>Firmware download failed.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">23h</td>
<td align="right">400000000</td>
<td>Drive humidity</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>Environmental conditions inside the tape drive are
outside the specified humidity range.</td>
<td>Drive humidity limits exceeded.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">24h</td>
<td align="right">800000000</td>
<td>Drive temperature</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>Environmental conditions inside the tape drive are
outside the specified temperature range.</td>
<td>Cooling problem.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">25h</td>
<td align="right">1000000000</td>
<td>Drive voltage</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The voltage supply to the tape drive is outside the specified range.</td>
<td>Drive voltage limits exceeded.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">26h</td>
<td align="right">2000000000</td>
<td>Predictive failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>A hardware failure of the tape drive is predicted. Call the tape drive supplier help line.</td>
<td>Predictive failure of drive hardware.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">27h</td>
<td align="right">4000000000</td>
<td>Diagnostics required</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive may have a hardware fault. Run
extended diagnostics to verify and diagnose the
problem. Check the tape drive users manual for
device specific instructions on running extended
diagnostic tests.</td>
<td>The drive may have a hardware fault that may be identified by
extended diagnostics (i.e., SEND DIAGNOSTIC command).</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">28h - 2Eh</td>
<td>Obsolete</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">2Fh - 31h</td>
<td>Rsvd</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">32h</td>
<td align="right">4000000000000</td>
<td>Lost statistics
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>Media statistics have been lost at some time in the past.</td>
<td>Drive or library powered on with tape loaded.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">33h</td>
<td align="right">8000000000000</td>
<td>Tape directory invalid at unload</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape directory on the tape cartridge just unloaded
has been corrupted. File search performance will be
degraded. The tape directory can be rebuilt by reading
all the data. </td>
<td>Error preventing the tape directory being updated on unload.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">34h</td>
<td align="right">10000000000000</td>
<td>Tape system area write failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape just unloaded could not write its system
area successfully:
<ol>
<li>Copy data to another tape cartridge.
<li>Discard the old cartridge.
</ol>
</td>
<td>Write errors while writing the system area on unload.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">35h</td>
<td align="right">20000000000000</td>
<td>Tape system area read failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape system area could not be read successfully
at load time:
<ol>
<li>Copy data to another tape cartridge.</td>
</ol>
<td>Read errors while reading the system area on load.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">36h</td>
<td align="right">40000000000000</td>
<td>No start of data</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The start of data could not be found on the tape:
1. Check that you are using the correct format tape.
2. Discard the tape or return the tape to your supplier.
</td>
<td>Tape damaged, bulk erased, or incorrect format.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">37h</td>
<td align="right">80000000000000</td>
<td>Loading failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The operation has failed because the media cannot be loaded and threaded.
<ol>
<li>Remove the cartridge, inspect it as specified in the
product manual, and retry the operation.
<li>If the problem persists, call the tape drive supplier help line.
</ol>
</td>
<td>The drive is unable to load the media and thread the tape.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">38h</td>
<td align="right">100000000000000</td>
<td>Unrecoverable unload failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The operation has failed because the medium cannot be unloaded:
<ol>
<li>Do not attempt to extract the tape cartridge.
<li>Call the tape driver supplier help line.
</ol>
</td>
<td>The drive is unable to unload the medium.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">39h</td>
<td align="right">200000000000000</td>
<td>Automation interface failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">C</td>
<td>The tape drive has a problem with the automation interface:
<ol>
<li>Check the power to the automation system.
<li>Check the cables and cable connections.
<li>Call the supplier help line if problem persists.
</ol>
</td>
<td>The drive has identified an interface fault.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">3Ah</td>
<td align="right">400000000000000</td>
<td>Firmware failure</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive has reset itself due to a detected firmware
fault. If problem persists, call the supplier help line.</td>
<td>Firmware bug.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">3Bh</td>
<td align="right">800000000000000</td>
<td>WORM Medium - Integrity Check Failed</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>The tape drive has detected an inconsistency during
the WORM medium integrity checks. Someone may
have tampered with the cartridge. </td>
<td>Someone has tampered with the WORM medium.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">3Ch</td>
<td align="right">1000000000000000</td>
<td>WORM Medium - Overwrite Attempted</td>
<td align="center">O</td>
<td align="center">W</td>
<td>An attempt had been made to overwrite user data on a WORM medium:
<ol>
<li>If a WORM medium was used inadvertently, replace
it with a normal data medium.
<li>If a WORM medium was used intentionally:<br>
a) Check that the software application is compatible
with the WORM medium format you are using.<br>
b) Check that the medium is bar-coded correctly for WORM.
<ol>
</td>
<td>The application software does not recognize the medium as WORM.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">3Dh</td>
<td>Rsvd</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">3Eh</td>
<td>Rsvd</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">3Fh</td>
<td>Rsvd</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="center">40h</td>
<td>Rsvd</td>
</tr>
</table>
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<h3>Download</h3>
<p>
Just the user-mode utilities packaged as an RPM:
<a href=http://sites.google.com/site/linuxvtl2/mhvtl-0.15-0.i686.rpm>vtl-0.15-0.i686.rpm
</a> (~50Kbytes)</p>
<p>Source code for user-mode utilities + kernel module:
<a href=http://sites.google.com/site/linuxvtl2/mhvtl-0.15-0.src.rpm>vtl-0.15-0.src.rpm
</a> (~100Kbytes)
</p>
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Please email
<a href=mailto:mark_harvey@symantec.com>Mark Harvey</a>
any questions and/or corrections.
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