HI,

We've had a 'LOAD' fail on us and are trying to determine whether
its a Sybase problem or a Tape Device problem.
I should say that an NT Verify of System Directories proved
successful, which makes us think it might be just a timeout error on
the Tape Drive. The error Log is below: its NT 4 with Sybase
v11.0.3. Would increasing the Block Size on the 'LOAD' command
stop this from happening ?

Any help gratefully received.
Regards,
Tricia.

Jun 04 10:51:19 2000: Backup Server: 4.58.1.1: Database paf: 677376
kilobytes LOADed.
Jun 04 10:53:01 2000: Backup Server: 4.58.1.1: Database paf: 734736
kilobytes LOADed.
Jun 04 10:59:30 2000: Backup Server: 4.82.2.26: Operating system
error, server device \\.\TAPE3: code 121 message The semaphore
timeout period has expired.
Jun 04 10:59:30 2000: Backup Server: 4.58.1.1: Database paf: 750716
kilobytes LOADed.
Jun 04 10:59:30 2000: Backup Server: 6.32.2.3: \\.\TAPE3: volume not
valid or not requested (server: , session id: 57.)
Jun 04 10:59:30 2000: Backup Server: 1.14.2.4: Unrecoverable I/O or
volume error. This DUMP or LOAD session must exit.



DBA,
EMAP UK IT.