I’m sitting here, waiting for 5 o’clock to roll around. Not so I can leave for the weekend, but so I can do a firmware upgrade on our server without having to cut it off while other people are working. I’m hoping the simple upgrade will restore the lost communication between the OS and the tape drive, and allow my tape drive to start working again! (The website says it should…) If that happens, then I can go home. If it doesn’t happen, well, I’m not exactly sure. I’ll probably still go home, but I’ll have to work on getting it replaced or something in the very, very near future.
Update: Seems to be working now. I need to seriously push for funding to buy new tapes and replace all of these. Turns out it was having a bad tape in the drive that caused all the mess, once I upgraded, I could extract that and all is normal again.
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