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Tape Drive Error Detected

By john_t ·
Error occur after hitting backup under administrative tools:
Poll Drive FAILE SEVERE ERROR -- Shutting Off Poll Drive.

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Tape Drive Error Detected

by brian In reply to Tape Drive Error Detected

Depending on the tape drive, this could be a call for service. When the drive gets too many errors it will become unresponsive and you have to cycle the power to gain control of the drive. Try cleaning this drive, if it doesn't work the first time clean it again. The documentation on my drive was very sparse when it came to this but in essence they built it to do this so that if you were not paying attention to the backup log you would notice that the hardware was failing to work.

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