My original post .....
> I have an EXABYTE 8500 tape drive using 8mm - 112M tapes. During backups the
> tape drive stops prematurely with the error messages in /var/adm/messages ...
> Jan 17 06:37:51 unix: Error for command 'write' Error level
> : Fatal
> Request Block 35782, Error Block 35782
> Sense Key: Media Error
> Vendor 'EXABYTE':
> ASC = 0x3 (peripheral device write fault),
> ASCQ = 0x2, FRU = 0x0
> BTW, I using Solaris 2.4 with kernel patch 101945-34.
> Does anyone have any advice. PLEASE.
It seems that the EXABYTE 8500 tape drive is very fussy about the quality
of the tapes used. Tapes that worked on other tape drives did not work on
So, I replaced the old tapes with new ones and the problem was solved.
THANKS to all thoses who responded.
Leon Alexander TEL : +27 21 650 2788
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