We've had this drive for over a year, but this is the first instance I've had of needing to recatalog something. As I indicated, everything else seems normal, but I've tried recataloging about 5-6 times last week, it hangs, and then the server seems to have lost it's communication with the drive. The only way to get server to "see" the drive again is to re-boot the next morning before everyone else gets in and gets busy.
Retrospect = 6.1.230
RDU = 126.96.36.199
I just updated everything last week, including the latest Firmware and Library updates for the Quantum device. Everything's as up to date as can be, AFAIK.
LSI scsi card (came with the XServer)
No error messages reported.
All I see in the log is:
"Executing Recatalog at (date)(time)
To backup set (setname)"
Then the following entry is when I launch Retrospect again
No, I haven't. All the entries Diagnostics menu have to do with loading in and out of the Drive, the Picker, the Magazines, Random Moves, etc. and it didn't seem particularly relevant.
No, not yet, but perhaps that's a good idea to try. I have attempted re-cataloging this tape probably 5 times, each time gets to a different point before it hangs. I remember getting results of as little as 5GB before the hang, as much as 48 GB, and other like 18GB, 24GB, etc. I know the tape has closer to 200GB total so it isn't getting very far. I also have a companion safety tape, a duplicate and the problem is the same on both tapes.
Thanks for your assistance!