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Oct 08, 2009 at 06:20 AM

error while initializing tape

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HI gurus,

Iam facing the following error when initializing the tape .

The following is the log.

Job started

Step 001 started (program RSDBAJOB, variant &0000000000003, user ID BASIS)

Execute logical command BRBACKUP On host MSBTDEV

Parameters:-u / -jid TAPIN20091008113022 -i force -c force -n 1 -v SCRATCH

BR0051I BRBACKUP 7.00 (32)

BR0055I Start of database backup: bebqhdry.tib 2009-10-08 11.30.22

BR0484I BRBACKUP log file: /oracle/DEV/sapbackup/bebqhdry.tib

BR0477I Oracle pfile /oracle/DEV/102_64/dbs/initDEV.ora created from spfile /oracle/DEV/102_64/dbs/spfileDEV.ora

BR0205I Backup volume initialization

BR0058I BRBACKUP action ID: bebqhdry

BR0059I BRBACKUP function ID: tib

BR0102I Following backup device will be used: /dev/rmt0.1

BR0131I All volumes get the name SCRATCH

BR0129I Force option set - no label checking during initialization

BR0134I Unattended mode with 'force' active - no operator confirmation allowed

BR0207I Volume in device: /dev/rmt0.1 will be initialized with name: SCRATCH

BR0280I BRBACKUP time stamp: 2009-10-08 11.30.23

BR0226I Rewinding tape volume in device /dev/rmt0...

BR0278E Command output of 'LANG=C tctl -f /dev/rmt0 rewind':

/dev/rmt0: Device not ready

BR0280I BRBACKUP time stamp: 2009-10-08 11.30.23

BR0279E Return code from 'LANG=C tctl -f /dev/rmt0 rewind': 2

BR0213E Winding tape volume in device /dev/rmt0.1failed

BR0219E Initialization of volume SCRATCH in device /dev/rmt0.1 failed

BR0206I End of backup volume initialization

BR0280I BRBACKUP time stamp: 2009-10-08 11.30.23

BR0054I BRBACKUP terminated with errors

External program terminated with exit code 3

BRBACKUP returned error status E

Job finished

When i execute the command "tctl -f /dev/rmt0 rewind' at the os level it is giving the following error.

MSBTDEV:oradev 1> tctl -f /dev/rmt0 rewind

/dev/rmt0: The device is not ready for operation.

And when i scan for the tape with command "lsdev -Cctape" the tape is located.

MSBTDEV:oradev 5> lsdev -Cctape

rmt0 Available 07-00-01 IBM 3580 Ultrium Tape Drive (FCP)

Can u please tell me what could be the error.

Thanks in advance

Prashant