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Error writing to tape device

Error writing to tape device

Error writing to tape device


I have installed Informix 5 on a HPUX 10.20 box. From 2 weeks ago I have the next error on alternating days while performing a backup archive:

Error writing to tape device , Error No. = 5.

Program Canceled

I tried the DLT7000 device on other unix boxes with informix 5 and it runs ok with the same database

Anybody could help me please ?

Thank you

RE: Error writing to tape device

I've seen this message sometimes on my Informix instances.

This usually happens when magnetic tape grows old and the operating system detects problems to make the copy.

Try to change it with another new one tape and perform your backup archive again.

Best regards

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