How do I run diagnostics on my Tandberg tape drive?

If the Tandberg TDtool diagnostic application is not yet installed, download and extract it to a temporary directory:

mkdir -p /esupport/tandberg && cd /esupport/tandberg
tar xzvf tdtoollinux64.tar.gz

To run the diagnostics, first log in to a graphical session (via VNC, DRAC or locally at the console).

Launch a terminal, and then launch the diagnostics:

cd /esupport/tandberg

From within the diagnostic tool, verify the your tape drive’s information appears correctly, as shown in the example below:

To run a test backup, select Tape IO Test. For a complete test, enter an amount of data close to the size of the your database.

For additional information, please see Tandberg’s website: Tandberg Support Tools