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 […]

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 […]