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Use sparc Solaris 10 as a media agent with Data Protector 9.07 and MSL 4048 G3 Tape Library

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Hi,

We are trying to configure a sparc Solaris 10 host as a media agent to backup directly to an MSL 4048 tape library using LTO-7 tapes. The host has been zoned with the tape drives and the general media agent component has been installed.

From data protector devices section the client has been added as a path for the tape drives however when trying to run a filesystem backup we are getting the error number 61:7109 (medium in device cannot be initialized) and after cancelling the mount request the tape being used is now blank (having previously been formatted).

From the OS side the two tape drives can be seen when running the cfgadm command.

The tape library controller is managed by another windows server which is the main media agent for this tape library.

Any assistance with this issue will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Re: Use sparc Solaris 10 as a media agent with Data Protector 9.07 and MSL 4048 G3 Tape Library

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Hi @vbs,

I found the following in the MySupport portal. You need to add the folllowing into /opt/omni/.omnirc of the Solaris Media Agent to resolve the issue.

OB2FORCESCSI=ALL_READ_WRITE

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: Use sparc Solaris 10 as a media agent with Data Protector 9.07 and MSL 4048 G3 Tape Library

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Hi @vbs,

Can you please comment on the device configuration. Do you have LTO hardware encryption turned on the LTO7 drives? I remember there was a known bug on Solaris in writing/appending to encypted media. 

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: Use sparc Solaris 10 as a media agent with Data Protector 9.07 and MSL 4048 G3 Tape Library

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Hi Sebastian,

Thank you for your reply. The device has just been set up and has the default configuration. FC speeds are set to auto on each tape drive and is working using a Windows host as a media agent. At the moment encryption is not enabled however will keep what you mentioned in mind as will very likely use it in the future.

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Re: Use sparc Solaris 10 as a media agent with Data Protector 9.07 and MSL 4048 G3 Tape Library

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Hi @vbs,

I found the following in the MySupport portal. You need to add the folllowing into /opt/omni/.omnirc of the Solaris Media Agent to resolve the issue.

OB2FORCESCSI=ALL_READ_WRITE

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: Use sparc Solaris 10 as a media agent with Data Protector 9.07 and MSL 4048 G3 Tape Library

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Hi Sebastian,

Thank you very much for your help the solution worked perfectly :) tested on both backup and restore.

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