Backup or duplicate job runs and to the first tape and when the first tape is full it sends a media request for a second tape to complete the duplication. The job sit waiting for media, when a diagnose is done on the job the drives report “Wrong block size” as seen below.
Extract from binary log:
Job Message 2014/12/29 15:32:33 40442 Jobs BACKUP Starting job 40442 'vRanger full Tape' (Phase 1 , Instance 116) for UID 1
Job Message 2014/12/29 15:32:34 40442 Data Plugin BACKUP File System 10.0.1.11 Backup
Job Message 2014/12/29 15:32:34 40442 Media BACKUP (BACKUP: i500) Job has been assigned media '200527L5' <Monat_Tape> in 'DRIVE 1:BACKUP'
Job Message 2014/12/29 15:33:42 40442 Media BACKUP (BACKUP: i500) Media in 'DRIVE 1:BACKUP' assigned to job ready for data transfer
Job Message 2014/12/30 05:46:05 40442 Media BACKUP (BACKUP: i500) Drive 'DRIVE 1:BACKUP' has completed its transfer
Information 2014/12/30 05:46:05 40442 Media BACKUP Received Media Request for UID 1
BACKUP: i500: DRIVE 2:BACKUP: Wrong block size
BACKUP: i500: DRIVE 1:BACKUP: Wrong block size
200527L5: Not enough space
200526L5: Wrong group
200526L5: Not enough space
200528L5: Wrong group
200517L5: Wrong group
Problem with media reserve BUG 27313
1) make note of library cleaning slot and remove cleaning tape from slot if there.
2) make note of Drive Block Size (128 on your update), Transfer Buffer Size (131073) on your update
3) take screenshot as previously provided of each drive so we have record of drive order and can confirm the drive have been added in correct order when we read the library.
4) remove library from NetVault
5) stop NetVault serveries
6) edit file …\NetVault Backup\devices\drives\scsi-tape.tp
Find media reserve as below:
[SCSI Tape: Media Reserve]
Tab Name = Configuration
Label = Amount of media reserved at end of tape (MB)
Type = Range
Range = 10,8192
Value = 25
Width = 6
Notice the Range value is 10,8192. This means the maximum media reserve is 8GB. To be able to increase it, i.e. to 30GB modify the range
Range = 10,30720
Save the changes.
7) Restart the NetVault Service.
8) Re-add the library and drives like before including cleaning slot before loading cleaning tape into library.
Adding cleaning slot can be found on page 112 of NetVault administrators guide attached to the service request at URL below:
9) Open command line and cd to …/NetVault/bin directory.
Issue the following command this should allow us access to the config of the drives.
deviceconfig.exe -servername "simon_virtual_machine" -httpsport 8443 -username default –password xxxxxx -drivemachine BACKUP -drivepath "4-0.0.0 (HP Ultrium 5-SCSI)"
(this command should bring up following menu for drive “4-0.0.0 (HP Ultrium 5-SCSI)")
1) NDMP Configuration ...
2) Configuration ...
3) Performance ...
4) Statistics ...
5) SCSI Configuration ...
6) Generic Cleaning ...
Please select an item (1-6):
(We should see following menu)
1) Device Serial Number - HU18282HA0
2) Amount of media reserved at end of tape (MB) - 2048
3) Cleaning Tapes Supported - ON
4) Time (in seconds) to wait for tape to go ready - 600
5) Time (in seconds) to wait for tape to stop reporting no media present - 10
6) Time (in seconds) to wait for cleaning tape to start reporting cleaning drive - 20
7) Time between polling empty drive [0 = never] (mins) - 1
8) Media block size (KiB) - 32
9) Time (in seconds) to wait for plugin to connect [0 = forever] - 0
10) Supports Short Reads - ON
11) Compression - On
Please select an item (1-11):
(select option 2 and we should see the following)
Enter new value (10 -> 30720):
(Enter “30720”, then “b”, then “s”, then “q”)
The go back into the drive the same way and verify the changes have been saved.
Then do the same for all drives in the library