ERR - FIML_initialize_vxms failed (14)

Article:TECH135831  |  Created: 2010-01-24  |  Updated: 2011-09-16  |  Article URL
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Snapshot backup fails with status 11.  Job's Detailed Status tab includes the following error messages:

ERR - FIML_initialize_vxms failed (14)

system call failed (11)


Detailed Status:

6/20/2010 10:16:04 AM - begin writing
6/20/2010 10:16:10 AM - Error bpbrm(pid=3724) from client nbclient: ERR - FIML_initialize_vxms failed (14)
6/20/2010 10:16:10 AM - Error bpbrm(pid=3724) could not send server status message
6/20/2010 10:16:16 AM - end writing; write time: 00:00:12
system call failed(11) 



The errors can be traced to a registry entry that specifies an incorrect location for the VxMS binaries.

Registry location on 64 bit systems:

Registry location on 32 bit systems:

By default, the VxMS binaries are located here:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\VERITAS\VxMS\

NOTE: Observe the trailing "\" on the above path. This is required, otherwise the backup will continue to fail with status 11.

Warning: Incorrect use of the Windows registry editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application. It is recommended that a complete backup of the registry and workstation be made prior to making any registry changes.

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