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Mammoth-2 "Over Temp" message

Mammoth-2 "Over Temp" message

Mammoth-2 "Over Temp" message

We have a four year old Mammoth-2 Drive which we use for our daily backups.

Over the past three days, the backup has failed on two occasions with the message "OVER TEMP" on the drive.

The log file from the drive looks worrying; "Component exceeded operational lifetime".  Is the device getting too hot because of a faulty fan? (41 degrees C) or is this just a simple media error?

Time Powered    FSC    PEC    SEC    TapeID    Reps    Temp

3y 323d 08h 40m 08s    0xee    0x00    0x00    0062016188-000    0    41°C

    FSC: Component exceeded operational lifetime

3y 323d 08h 40m 14s    0xee    0x00    0x00    0062016188-000    0    41°C

    FSC: Component exceeded operational lifetime

3y 323d 08h 40m 19s    0xee    0x00    0x00    0062016188-000    0    41°C

We have recently upgraded the firmware to v07w because of a compression issue (which the upgrade did not resolve!)

RE: Mammoth-2 "Over Temp" message


FSC 0xEE - A tape drive componont has exceeded its expected operational lifetime.

In simple terms - your drive needs to be sent for repair, if you have used it daily for over 3 years, I would imagine it requires a scanner and recalibration.

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