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Replaced Tape Drive, how to re-add?

Hi All,

My tape drive needed to be replaced.  I am using netbackup 6 and 2.6.9 Linux.  When I try to re add the device I used /dev/nst0 as it is the nstX device. 

/proc/scsi/scsi shows:
Host: scsi1 Channel: 00 Id: 05 Lun: 00
Vendor: HP Model: Ultrium 3-SCSI Rev: G63Z
Type: Sequential-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 03

However, when I go to drive Diagnoistic in the GUI I get

Vendor Name: -
Model: -
Firmware: -
Drive path: MISSING_DRIVE:HU10548V5B
Drive Type: hcart 3

And when I run the Diagnoistic the first Drive Information Test returns "Drive not DOWN, aboriting test'

Anyone know what I need to do?
6 Replies


use /usr/openv/volmgr/bin/tpconfig

its a menu driven utility. go to drive configuration and then replace drive. 

Same Results: Drive not DOWN,

Same Results:
Drive not DOWN, aborting test

check this

DOCUMENTATION: How to update Netbackup for a replaced tape drive without deleting and re-adding the drive

How to update Netbackup for a replaced tape drive


First issue :

# tpautoconf -report_disc

to see if, some drive serial number has changed. If yes then issue :

# tpautoconf -replace_drive {drive_name}  -path /dev/nst{x}

You may need to restart media manager daemons, before setting the drive to up state.

Acutally, its progressing

Acutally, its progressing further in the test this time.  I shutdown both the master server and the tape machine, restarted the tape machine, and then the host.  Restarting netbackup daemons wasn't enough for some reason.  Didn't try the bp.killall, but that might have done it to....