Feb 072016
 

Last night, I managed to install new (but used) SAS cables for my Dell TL4000 on the tape01 server. I managed to get bacula-sd running, but I was unable to communicate with it from bacula-dir, via bconsole on my laptop. Eventually, I ran bacula-sd from the command line in the foreground and with debugging and […]

Feb 042016
 

This post is deprecated by this one. The new SFF-8088 to SFF-8088 SAS cables have arrived and have been connected to the LSI 9200-8E SAS card and to the Dell TL4000 tape library. The updated the dmesg output etc and appear on this page, for future reference. The significant portion is: I will have to […]

Jan 302016
 

This post is deprecated by this one. I have a new SAS card for the tape server. This time, we are using an LSI 9200-8E SAS card. I’ve updated the dmesg output etc and put on this page, for future reference. The significant portion is: World, please meet tape01, the newest addition to my home […]

Jan 092016
 

These just turned up: Jan 9 14:31:13 slocum kernel: (ada6:ahcich6:0:0:0): READ_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 60 28 48 5d 1d 40 e1 00 00 00 00 00 Jan 9 14:31:13 slocum kernel: (ada6:ahcich6:0:0:0): CAM status: Uncorrectable parity/CRC error Jan 9 14:31:13 slocum kernel: (ada6:ahcich6:0:0:0): Retrying command Jan 9 14:31:13 slocum kernel: (ada6:ahcich6:0:0:0): READ_FPDMA_QUEUED. ACB: 60 08 68 d0 […]

Dec 312015
 

This post is deprecated by this one. After a failed first attempt to get the SAS card working with a tape library, John Baldwin suggested I try mfip (there is no man page for it), but I discovered it was a kernel module. I issued the kdload mfip command, checked /var/log/messages, and found the tape […]

Dec 312015
 

When I couldn’t see any tape library associated with my SAS card, I decided to play with mifutil in case that provides any useful information. # mfiutil -u 0 show adapter mfi0 Adapter: Product Name: PERC 6/E Adapter Serial Number: 1122334455667788 Firmware: 6.2.0-0013 RAID Levels: JBOD, RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, RAID6, RAID10, RAID50 Battery Backup: not […]

Dec 312015
 

This post is deprecated by this one. World, please meet tape01, the newest addition to my home lab, and reincarnated from an old server. These are the screen shots of the Dell PERC 6E card BIOS configuration. But for the record:

Dec 312015
 

Yesterday and today, none of my Bacula copy-to-tape jobs completed because my tape drive was missing. Today, I reseated all the cables, and power cycled the tape library. In my ssh session, I did this: $ sudo camcontrol devlist <ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 ABB0> at scbus0 target 2 lun 0 (da0,pass0) <ATA TOSHIBA DT01ACA3 ABB0> at […]