Mar 022016

Last night, I added a SAS card into a box which is connected to a tape library (photos here). After starting up the box, Nagios reported that the tape device was no longer present. I first added such checks back in 2012 and updated them for more recent acquisitions. This means that the copy-to-tape jobs […]

Feb 272016

I do have a FreeBSD-11 box, cuppy: $ uname -a FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r279394: Sat Feb 28 21:01:21 UTC 2015 amd64 $ That box is used mostly for testing and/or erasing DLT tapes. The current status of that box is not healthy. It’s running fine, but it is not optimal: Let’s […]

Feb 182016

These appeared overnight: Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): READ_DMA48. ACB: 25 00 90 a8 f0 40 4b 00 00 00 f0 00 Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): CAM status: ATA Status Error Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: (ada0:ata0:0:0:0): ATA status: 51 (DRDY SERV ERR), error: 40 (UNC ) Feb 18 08:08:23 knew kernel: […]

Feb 152016

That smartd: Device: /dev/ada0, 8 Currently unreadable (pending) sectors problem which arose on Sunday is still around. I’ve run a short test, a long test, and a ZFS scrub is now underway. I may just replace the drive. $ sudo smartctl -P show /dev/ada0 smartctl 6.4 2015-06-04 r4109 [FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p9 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) […]

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

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 investigate those no free space available messages […]

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 […]