SCSI Connection to Backup Device keeps failing
Arrgg... Bloody nightmare.
Backups to the Sony LIB-81 Library system started failing last week, keep getting hardware errors within Backup Exec.
It would seem that the SCSI connection between the computer and the device keeps getting disconnected. Switching off the library unit and back on again seems to get things working again for a short while.
Various websites point to checking the SCSI Cable, re-seating SCSI card, etc, etc. Bit difficult as I can't get to the back of the Server to check cables as both servers are shoved in the corner of the server 'cupboard'. Not helped by the fact that the NAS unit rests on top of the two servers, followed by the Library system itself. :eek:
Servers are big brutes (pedastal units), and the other bits and bobs are a bit heavy too. Can't safely get to the back of these units without downing the network. Nightmare. I've inherited a bloody mess.
I think the problem hasn't been helped by the fact there is no air circulation in there and things are getting a tad hot. Going to have to start kicking up a fuss with SMT and Governors that some serious money has got to be spent in this place (ie. Proper racking, air con, etc) or things are just going to start failing.