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    Default A TAPE ERROR OCCURRED: [No more writable valid tape found]

    I'm using Amanda version 2.5.2p1 on Ubuntu.

    This past weekend the Monthly Backups started writing to tape, the first was filled, and Amanda requested the second tape. However, shortly after the 2nd tape was inserted Amanda completed with errors:

    These dumps were to tapes MonthlyBackup02, MonthlyBackup03.
    *** A TAPE ERROR OCCURRED: [No more writable valid tape found].
    Some dumps may have been left in the holding disk.
    Run amflush to flush them to tape.
    The next 2 tapes Amanda expects to use are: 2 new tapes.
    The next 2 new tapes already labelled are: MonthlyBackup04, MonthlyBackup05.

    taper: tape MonthlyBackup02 kb 57054976 fm 25 writing file: Input/output error
    taper: continuing sitwala-store.sitwala.com:/store.0 on new tape from 50331648kb mark: [writing file: Input/output error]
    taper: tape MonthlyBackup03 kb 0 fm 0 writing filemark: Input/output error
    driver: Taper error: "[writing filemark: Input/output error]"
    driver: going into degraded mode because of taper component error.


    When trying to flush these to tape I get simmilar errors:

    The dumps were flushed to tapes MonthlyBackup04, MonthlyBackup05.
    *** A TAPE ERROR OCCURRED: [No more writable valid tape found].
    Some dumps may have been left in the holding disk.
    Run amflush again to flush them to tape.
    The next 2 tapes Amanda expects to use are: 2 new tapes.
    The next 2 new tapes already labelled are: MonthlyBackup06, MonthlyBackup07.

    taper: tape MonthlyBackup04 kb 98880 fm 1 writing file: Input/output error
    taper: continuing sitwala-store.sitwala.com:/store.0 on new tape from 0kb mark: [writing file: Input/output error]
    taper: tape MonthlyBackup05 kb 0 fm 0 writing filemark: Input/output error
    driver: Taper error: "[writing filemark: Input/output error]"


    Does anyone have any ideas why I cannot flush these backups to tape?

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    Looks like a defective drive.
    Clean your drive or get a new one
    Are you able to read/write with simple tool like dd?

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    I don't believe it is the drive, as the Daily backups go through fine using the same tape drive.

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    Does no one else have any suggestion on how to resolve this problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernd Kleyenstuber View Post
    Does no one else have any suggestion on how to resolve this problem?
    I am also facing the same trouble. I changed the SAS cable of my tape drive but achieved no success. I am going to use cleaning tape. If it doesn't improves, then I will call the service to repair the drive.

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