SCSI Card w/ tape drive issueLocked
I am having a bit of trouble with a HP Surestore dat 24i in one of my linux boxes. However, I have two other boxes configured almost identically and both are working fine (knock on wood or something harder).
Basic configuration :
AMD Athlon 1.0 Gig w/ Via KT133 chipset
Adaptec SCSI Ultra160 Controller
3x SCSI Seagate 18G HD (RAID 5)
HP Surestore 24i DAT
SCSI CD-ROM (generic brand)
256 Meg SDRAM PC133
Each of the machines are basically the same and the other two are working fine.This one however will start backing up, and then suddenly the drive stops writing and all activity ceases. After about 20 minutes or so, the tape kicks out and it demands another tape. However, this does not occur by any cycle that I can tell, andit has done this after backing up 7Gig, or as little as 100 Meg (using DDS3 drive/tapes).
I am currently using Arkeia backup software, however, this has also occured using dump/restore/tar. Upon looking at the /var/log/messages file, I see that everytime that it locks up, it reports that a power cycle has occured on the drive.
Has anyone else encountered this? If so, what was your solution?
I believe that this either points to a problem with the drive, or the SCSI controller. I’d be more apt to point to the drive since the other SCSI devices are working fine. Since this is in a production environment, I can’t take another server down for any real lenght of time to switch drives.