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  1. #1

    Default Problems with Tandberg SLR7

    I have a problem with TD SLR 7.
    I can't write dump into tape.

    when i run amcheck i got the message:

    Amanda Tape Server Host Check
    Holding disk /dumps/amanda: 224049908 kB disk space available, using 20971520 kB as requested
    Changer problem: open: /dev/st0: Success
    changer problem: open: /dev/st0: Success (expecting a new tape)
    Server check took 0.229 seconds

    e-mail after amdump:

    From [email][email protected][/email]ldomain Fri Nov 10 21:02:48 2006
    Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 21:02:48 +0100
    From: Amanda <[email protected]>
    To: [email][email protected][/email]ldomain
    Subject: DailySet1 AMANDA MAIL REPORT FOR November 10, 2006

    *** A TAPE ERROR OCCURRED: [No writable valid tape found].
    Some dumps may have been left in the holding disk.
    Run amflush to flush them to tape.
    The next tape Amanda expects to use is: a new tape.

    the dump is not write to tape.
    Last edited by Artur; November 10th, 2006 at 11:29 AM.

  2. #2


    my amanda.conf

    logdir "/etc/amanda/daily/log"
    indexdir "/etc/amanda/daily/index"
    infofile "/etc/amanda/daily/curinfo"
    mailto "[email protected]"
    tapecycle 2
    dumpcycle 1 days
    runtapes 1
    tpchanger "chg-scsi"
    tapedev "0"
    changerfile "/etc/amanda/daily/changer.conf"

    tapetype TANDBERG-SLR7
    labelstr "^daily[0-9]*$"
    define tapetype HARD-DISK {
    comment "Dump on HD"
    length 10000 mbytes

    define tapetype TANDBERG-SLR7 {
    comment "Produced by tapetype program-TANDBERG SLR7"
    length 18549 mbytes
    filemark 1034 kbytes
    speed 1470 kps

    holdingdisk hd1 {
    comment "main holding disk"
    directory "/dumps/amanda" # where the holding disk is
    use 20 Gb # how much space can we use on it
    # a non-positive value means:
    # use all space but that value
    chunksize 1Gb # size of chunk if you want big dump to be
    # dumped on multiple files on holding disks
    # N Kb/Mb/Gb split images in chunks of size N
    # The maximum value should be
    # (MAX_FILE_SIZE - 1Mb)
    # 0 same as INT_MAX bytes

    define dumptype hard-disk-tar {
    comment "Backup on HD - using tar"
    program "GNUTAR"
    compress fast
    index yes
    priority high


    number_configs 1
    eject 0 # Tapedrives need an eject command
    sleep 70 # Seconds to wait until the tape gets ready
    cleanmax 0 # How many times could a cleaning tape get used

    changerdev /dev/st0
    slot 1 /dev/st0
    startslot 0
    endslot 0

    Where is a problem?
    Last edited by Artur; November 10th, 2006 at 11:36 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005


    Did you label tapes using [URL=""]amlabel[/URL]?

    If you had labelled tapes available, please take a look at /tmp/amanda/server/<amanda configuration name/taper* log file. If you running 2.5.0 or older version of amanda, the log files will be in /tmp/amanda directory.


  4. #4


    thank's for all
    I changed the tpchanger for chg-mannual and all is ok.

    do not use /dev/st0
    better use /dev/nst0

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