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Tape drive is unavailable in 3494

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Tape drive is unavailable in 3494

How to unload the tape from a 3590 drive in 3494?

Tape drive is unavailable in 3494

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Environment:

IBM tape library 3494 with 8 drives

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Problem:

    In the TSM, q path shows No.8 drive offline, but q drive is normal.

q vol access=unava shows a tape unavailable named A00173.

In the No.8 tape drive’s panel, display “ATTN DRIVE”.

In the 3494 front panel, the inv light is slashing.

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Task:

Unload tape in the unavailable drive

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Solution:

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->1. <!--[endif]-->in the 3494 control panel, change to service mode

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->2. <!--[endif]-->select Availability ---- set physical tape subsystem availability

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->3. <!--[endif]-->choose frame 2 and press change availability

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->4. <!--[endif]-->you can find No.8 drive not tick,

you should remember it’s location

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->5. <!--[endif]-->open the back door using key

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->6. <!--[endif]-->release two stews to release the drive

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->7. <!--[endif]-->pull out the whole drive

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->8. <!--[endif]-->you can see A00173 is in the tape drive

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->9. <!--[endif]-->choose unload tape from the drive’s panel

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->10. <!--[endif]-->if it fail, reset the drive from the panel

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->11. <!--[endif]-->if it fail, reset the drive by pressing the power switch in back

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->12. <!--[endif]-->put a 999 tape in the tape drive

<!--[if !supportLists]-->13. <!--[endif]-->make a diagnostic

<!--[if !supportLists]-->14. <!--[endif]-->reject the tape

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->15. <!--[endif]-->push the tape drive draw into the original location

<!--[if !supportLists]-->16. <!--[endif]-->tie the stews

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->17. <!--[endif]-->close the back door

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->18. <!--[endif]-->select pause from the operation menu

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->19. <!--[endif]-->confirm the power of accessor is off

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->20. <!--[endif]-->open the front door

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->21. <!--[endif]-->put the A00173 tape in the left up slot

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->22. <!--[endif]-->close the front door

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->23. <!--[endif]-->in the 3494 control panel, change to service mode

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->24. <!--[endif]-->select Availability ---- set physical tape subsystem availability

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->25. <!--[endif]-->choose frame 2 and press change availability

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->26. <!--[endif]-->tick on the unavailable drive and press change availability

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->27. <!--[endif]-->in TSM admin console, online the tape paths

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->28. <!--[endif]-->change vol A00173 access=readw

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->29. <!--[endif]-->q vol A00173 f=d

<!--[if !supportLists]-->30. <!--[endif]-->q path

<!--[if !supportLists]-->31. <!--[endif]-->q drive

    <!--[if !supportLists]-->32. <!--[endif]-->confirm the drive, path and the tape is normal

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