Maintenance Pack NB_50_5_M.linux.tar provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 5.0 on Linux servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Maintenance Packs.

Article:TECH38270  |  Created: 2006-01-13  |  Updated: 2006-01-13  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH38270
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Maintenance Pack NB_50_5_M.linux.tar provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup (tm) Enterprise Server / Server 5.0 on Linux servers. NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate Maintenance Packs.

Solution



NB 5.0GA Pack NB_50_5_M README April 12, 2005
Requirement: NB_CLT_50_5_M
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This Maintenance Pack provides fixes for VERITAS NetBackup UNIX servers.
NetBackup UNIX Add-on products, Database Agents and Java GUI have separate
Maintenance Packs.

VERITAS recommends that the backing up of active file systems be avoided,
or the use of snapshot technologies be implemented. The directory structure
reported back from the file system (to NetBackup) may not contain all of the
files available during the time of backup. NetBackup will not report errors
in many cases where the file's existence is not known to NetBackup as reported
by the file system.


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PACK DEPENDENCIES
=================

-- NB_CLT_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.tar must be installed before this
Maintenance Pack is installed.

-- Installation of this Maintenance Pack requires version 1.17.4.25 of
the Vrts_pack.install script.

-- For the latest robotics support please also download and install the
latest Mappings_5.0.<6 digit number>.tar from the Support Web site:
http://www.support.veritas.com .


I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
II. KNOWN ISSUES
III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
IV. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
V. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED
Current Pack
NB_50_4_M
NB_50_3_M
NB_50_2_M
NB_50_1_M


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I. DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS
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1) Download the NB_CLT_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.tar and
NB_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar files into the
/tmp directory,

where <6 digit number> is an internal tracking identifier

where <server> is alpha_5, hp_ux, linux, rs6000, sgi, solaris

NOTE: NB_CLT_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.tar has the client binaries and
NB_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar has the server binaries and BOTH
must be installed.

2) Extract the NB_CLT_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.tar and the
NB_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar files.
tar xvf NB_CLT_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.tar
tar xvf NB_50_5_M_<6 digit number>.<server>.tar

NB_50_5_M will create the files:
VrtsNB_50_5_M.README
VrtsNB_50_5_M.<server>.tar.Z
VrtsNB_50_5_M.postuninstall
VrtsNB_50_5_M.postinstall
VrtsNB_50_5_M.preinstall
Vrts_pack.install

NB_CLT_50_5_M will create the files:
VrtsNB_CLT_50_5_M.README
VrtsNB_CLT_50_5_M.tar.Z
VrtsNB_CLT_50_5_M.postuninstall
VrtsNB_CLT_50_5_M.postinstall
VrtsNB_CLT_50_5_M.preinstall


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II. KNOWN ISSUES
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The following are known issues with NB_50_5_M. Please note that
these known issues will NOT be resolved after installing this pack.

Description:
Solaris 10 (Sparc) first appeared as a client choice in
NetBackup 5.0 MP4. This was in preparation for when Sun Solaris 10
is generally available and support for Solaris 10 will begin after
Solaris 10 (Sparc) is officially released. Solaris 10 support is
available for the client only.

Description:
When patching AIX NetBackup Servers, make sure that no
NetBackup GUIs running on remote systems are monitoring
the AIX system being patched as this may lead to text busy
errors.

Description:
When applying pack updates to AIX host <A>, do not use a
NetBackup GUI running on any other host to monitor the
NetBackup jobs/processes/daemons/devices on host <A> during
the installation. On AIX this may cause text busy errors
to occur during the installation. The safest approach is to not
have any GUIs running on remote systems which are accessing AIX
host <A> during pack application.

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Description:
A backup that stops and resumes can successfully complete, but there may be
multiple duplicate fragments. This type of problem causes the import to not
be able to determine which duplicate fragment is correct. This is
technically not a data-loss issue (since the data is on tape), however the
data will be difficult to recover if the import is needed.

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Description:
When using an advanced client snapshot method for backup, the checkpoint
restart feature should not be used. Doing so may result in a backup error
due to an attempt to create a new snapshot when a snapshot already exists
from the original incomplete backup.


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III. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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NOTE: For Maintenance Pack installation on a UNIX Cluster Environment:

1) Ensure that prior to installing the maintenance pack, NetBackup is at
release level 5.0 and configured to run in a cluster.

2) Freeze the NetBackup group (This will avoid a 'failover' during a patch
installation).

3) Install this Maintenance Pack on the inactive node(s) of the cluster
(follow steps 1-3 below).

4) Install this Maintenance Pack on the active node of the cluster (follow
steps 1-3 below).

5) Unfreeze the NetBackup group.


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As root on the NetBackup Master Server:

1) This pack contains a full release of the IBMzSeries Linux 2.4.21 client. If
you intend to install this client type, you must first create the following
directory:

mkdir /usr/openv/netbackup/client/Linux/IBMzSeriesLinux2.4.21

If you intend to install the Encryption libraries for this client type,
create the following directory:

mkdir /usr/openv/lib/client/Linux/IBMzSeriesLinux2.4.21

2) Install NB_50_5_M and NB_CLT_50_5_M Maintenance Pack binaries.

cd /tmp
/bin/sh Vrts_pack.install

3) Restart daemons.

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/initbprd
/usr/openv/volmgr/bin/ltid -v

4) Update the NetBackup clients, including the NetBackup master and media
servers, with the update_clients script.

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/update_clients <hardware> <os>

where <hardware> <os> is one of the following:
ALPHA OSF1_V5
HP9000-700 HP-UX11.00
HP9000-800 HP-UX11.00
HP9000-700 HP-UX11.11
HP9000-800 HP-UX11.11
Linux IBMzSeriesLinux2.4
Linux IBMzSeriesLinux2.4.21
INTEL FreeBSD4.5
Linux RedHat2.4
MACINTOSH MacOSXS10.2
RS6000 AIX4.3.3
RS6000 AIX5
SCO UnixWare7.1
SGI IRIX65
Solaris Solaris7
Solaris Solaris8
Solaris Solaris9
Solaris Solaris10 *
Solaris Solaris_x86_7
Solaris Solaris_x86_8

* - For "Solaris Solaris10" to show when configuring clients into a
backup policy, the following command must be executed:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/new_clients
Only Solaris 10 running on a Sparc is supported. Solaris 10
running on an X86 system is not supported.


Remember to include the master server's <hardware> <os> type.

Note: The /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/update_clients command without
any parameters will update all the UNIX clients.

Note: When updating an RS6000 client, there may be circumstances
where update_clients will fail with an error similar to
this:

Couldn't open /usr/openv/lib/libVmangle.so on client
Client open errno = 26

If this happens, execute /usr/sbin/slibclean on the client
to be updated and re-run update_clients.

If the client (CLT) .Z file and README exist in the installation
directory during the installation of the server maintenance pack,
the Vrts_pack.install script will install the client maintenance
pack automatically. The client maintenance pack will NOT be
installed automatically during a reinstall of the server
maintenance pack.

Additional Notes:

If nonroot users have been given permission to perform NetBackup or
Media Manager administration, (NetBackup System Administrator's
Guide, Allowing Nonroot Users to Administer NetBackup page 31
and Media Manager Administrator's Guide, Allowing Nonroot Users to
Administer Media Manager, page 9), group and file permissions changes
will have to be reapplied as installing this patch will reset the group
and file permissions to their delivered value.

For Solaris and HP servers, this can be done by executing:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/nonroot_admin


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IV. UNINSTALL INSTRUCTIONS
===========================
Note: This will ONLY uninstall the Maintenance Pack from your local machine.

1) Close the NetBackup user interfaces.

Make sure the NetBackup server has no active jobs running (for
example, backups, restores, or duplications).

If a database agent is being used, such as Oracle,
ensure that the database services are stopped.

2) Change directory to the patch save directory.
Substitute the pack name for ${PACK} in the following command:

cd /usr/openv/pack/${PACK}/save

3) Run the un-install script:

./Vrts_pack.uninstall

4) Verify that the pack uninstalled successfully by checking
/usr/openv/pack/pack.history.

5) If update_clients was run after the pack was originally INSTALLED,
run it again after that pack is successfully UNINSTALLED.

6) If necessary, restart the NetBackup and Media Manager daemons:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/netbackup start


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V. DESCRIPTION OF PROBLEMS FIXED
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The following are descriptions of the problems fixed.
Please read the entire document before installing.

README Conventions:

Description
Describes particular problem or feature contained in this Maintenance Pack.

** Description **
Describes a problem that can lead to potential data loss. Please
read these problem descriptions carefully.

Workaround
Any available workarounds to a problem are also listed. Workarounds
can be used INSTEAD of applying the patch, however, VERITAS strongly
recommends the "best practice" of being at the latest patch level.

Additional Notes
Any additional information regarding this problem or feature is included.


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Current pack
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Description:
This version of the SG driver adds support for Solaris 10.

(All NetBackup Servers: Solaris)
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Description:
Added support for the following drive types in ACS robots:
STK 10000A (T1)
HP LTO-3

Added support for the following media types in ACS robots:
T10000T1
T10000TS
T10000CT
LTO-400G


(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Linux added three file system types (tmpfs, usbdevfs, and devpts) that are
not useful to backup. A change has been added to automatically skip them
on backups.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, the file systems have been added to the exclude list.

(NetBackup Clients: Linux2.4)
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Description:
User archive or synthetic backups that have checkpoint enabled and
receive a status 134 (resource busy) will be rescheduled. But the Activity
Monitor would list the job as "done" with a status 134.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A potential memory leak in the NetBackup scheduler has been resolved.

Additional Notes:
This patch contained level src/nb/sched/dbmisc.c 1.88.4.22.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Corrected a situation that caused the scheduler to lose a backup in the
middle of a catalog backup.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Added 64-bit Oracle support for Linux on AMD64 and EM64T platforms.

(All UNIX NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Added 64-bit Oracle support for Linux on AMD64 and EM64T platforms.

(NetBackup Clients: Linux2.4)
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Description:
There are cases when a NetBackup administrator can administrate most things
on a NetBackup master server (such as policy configuration), but is not
allowed to access Host Properties on clients.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Corrected an issue with the Sony TSL-11000 tape library that caused an error
when moving the cleaning tape to its appropriate slot.

Workaround:
The cleaning actual works, but the cleaning statistics do not get updated.
Running a tpclean -M <drive name> after the failed clean corrects this
issue.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Initiating multiple Oracle backups was causing a crash to occur in the
scheduler. Each of the Oracle backups attempted to read/update/write a
group ID file (used for synching snap backups), but there was no lock
mechanism on the file access, so each Oracle backup had the potential to
corrupt another's file access.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, you should stagger window openings for Oracle backups.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
xinetd on a SuSE machine has a different path than that on a RedHat machine.
Three scripts were changed to choose the proper path depending on the Linux
OS installed on the client.

(NetBackup Clients: Linux2.4 )
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Description:
If a set of configuration options in bp.conf is very large, it could cause
bpgetconfig and the GUI to not display any of the items. This applied to
items in bp.conf with the same name, for example CONNECT_OPTIONS or SERVER.
In addition, if that set of configuration options was edited in the GUI,
for example to add a new server to the CONNECT_OPTIONS, all of the
previous data for that set of options was lost and only the new data would
be in bp.conf.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, reduce the number of configuration options with
the same name.

All NetBackup Windows Clients All NetBackup PC Clients All NetBackup UNIX
Clients
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Description:
If a set of configuration options in bp.conf is very large, it could cause
bpgetconfig and the GUI to not display any of the items. This applied to
items in bp.conf with the same name, for example CONNECT_OPTIONS or SERVER.
In addition, if that set of configuration options was edited in the GUI,
for example to add a new server to the CONNECT_OPTIONS, all of the
previous data for that set of options was lost and only the new data would
be in bp.conf.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, reduce the number of configuration options with
the same name.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Legacy Encryption may fail if the key file on the client was large. For
example, if 39 or more pass phrases were added to a key file on a Solaris
client, encrypted backups or restores were likely to fail. The error
message "bpbrm - read() or KEYREADFD failed" would have typically been
reported.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, delete some pass phrases from the key file if they
are no longer needed.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
When running a Restore job, the information about the job did not appear in
the Job Details -> Job Overview tab in the Activity Monitor. However, the
job would still complete successfully.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The bpimmedia -spangroups output was not displaying a span group if the
span occurred in a copy other than copy 1, and one or more preceding
copies were expired.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The following message would appear in the syslog on Linux 9+ systems when
running a stand-alone bpcd:

kernel: application bug: bpcd(1801) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls
wait().

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
Corrected an issue where backups were possibly skipped if the frequency was
A multiple of 24-hours (interval mode) and the backup window was greater
than 24-hours. (Only the first backup was run in the failure scenario.)

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, make your backup windows no greater than 24-hours.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Backing up files, which do not have a group name, would fail with a Status
13.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
A Synthetic Backup Image could be expired while it was still being written.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Staging of images that were no longer in the catalog caused a 190 error.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, manually delete the images that are not in the
catalog.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Restores with a Hitachi NAS filer failed. The NDMP log showed the
NDMP_DATA_START_RECOVER has the restore path, and listed it twice.

Workaround:
Restores will work as long as the file-system path (the path that was
initially backed up) is not selected. If the entire image is needed for
restore, select all the files and directories in the file-system path instead.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP Intel-NT Linux RS6000 Solaris)
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Description:
When a client is included in multiple policies, synthetic backups may fail
if incremental backups for these policies were initiated at the same time.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, set the "Maximum jobs per client" master server
property to 1.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Corrected an issue where backups were possibly skipped if the frequency was
a multiple of 24-hours (interval mode) and the backup window was greater
than 24-hours. (Only the first backup was run in the failure scenario.)

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, make the backup windows no greater than 24-hours.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
NetBackup processes may core dump if an error occurs. The stack from the
core file showed problems with the ndmp_user_scsi() or ndmp_user_tape()
functions.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP Intel-NT Linux RS6000 Solaris)
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Description:
bpdm would corrupt a TIR file when a "disk full" condition was encountered.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When the sui bit is set on some admin commands on AIX 5.2, the system
oslevel command will leave a directory in /tmp. This does not happen for
the root user.

(All NetBackup Servers: RS6000)
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Description:
When a local file system is auto-mounted to itself, NetBackup can
incorrectly skip the backup of the local file system on SGI systems. This
occurs when the hostname returned from the uname command and the hostname
stored in /etc/mtab are not both fully-qualified or both short (for
example, uname returns "machine" and /etc/mtab contains
"machine.domain.com").

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, make sure the hostname returned by the uname command
and the hostname specified in /etc/mtab both use either the
fully-qualified hostname or the short name.

(NetBackup Clients: SGI65 )
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Description:
An error occurred when a SAP online backup was started and a Tablespace
(PSAPES46CI) in the Oracle DB was placed in BACKUP MODE by the agent. The
backup received a STATUS 134 error in BPTM & BPBRM. The bpbkar, bptm, and
bpbrm processes would exit properly, however the SAP agent process
remained active, waiting for the backup to be queued again and rerun. This
caused the Tablespace (PSAPES46CI ) to be left in BACKUP MODE.

The following is an example log of how this error occurred.

03:08:23.624 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:08:16 INF -
Processing /oracle/P01/sapdata4/es46ci_1/es46ci.data1

03:08:23.624 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:08:19 INF -
BRSAP BR280I Time stamp 2004-11-28 03.08.19

03:08:23.624 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:08:19 ERR -
bpbkar killed by SIGPIPE

Bpbkar gets 40 error, bptm & bpbrm 134 error
The backup gets requeued in the scheduler and then rerun. Unfortunately on
the Client the backup fails with this error:

03:08:23.624 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:08:19 INF -
Waiting for mount of media id PFC121 on server S01Q02 for writing.

03:08:53.623 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:08:46 INF -
Waiting in NetBackup scheduler work queue on server s01a20

03:09:23.623 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:09:18 INF -
Waiting in NetBackup scheduler work queue on server s01a20

03:09:53.622 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:09:51 INF -
Waiting in NetBackup scheduler work queue on server s01a20

03:10:08.622 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:09:57 INF -
Processing /oracle/P01/sapdata4/es46ci_1/es46ci.data1

03:10:08.622 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:10:00 INF -
BRSAP BR280I Time stamp 2004-11-28 03.09.59

03:10:08.622 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:10:00 INF -
BRSAP #BEGIN /oracle/P01/sapdata4/es46ci_1/es46ci.data1

03:10:08.622 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:10:00 INF -
BRSAP BR280I Time stamp 2004-11-28 03.09.59

03:10:08.623 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:10:00 INF -
BRSAP BR345E Error in backup utility while switching the status of
file /oracle/P01/sapdata4/es46ci_1/es46ci.data1

03:10:08.623 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:10:00 INF -
BRSAP BR280I Time stamp 2004-11-28 03.09.59
03:10:08.623 [25925] <4> backint_monitor_log: [25926.00] 03:10:00 ERR -
SAP begin alter table space failed

Because the Tablespace (PSAPES46CI) is still in BACKUP MODE from the first
backup attempt.

All NetBackup Unix Clients
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Description:
An error occurred that would cause bpverify to fail with a 191 error on a
single master/media server. The operating system would time out the
socket before the processing finished.

CLIENT_READ_TIMEOUT = 1800
tcp_keepalive_interval = 7200000
tcp_time_wait_interval = 1000

06:48:42.943 [7244] <2> get_adaptable_string: (4) network read() error:
Connection reset by peer (131)
06:48:42.944 [7244] <2> db_FLISTreceive: expected 9, got 1

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, set the default time-out on sockets to be longer, or
perform a larger number of small backups.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Corrected mailslot timing issues that sporadically occur on certain robots
when using AUTO_UPDATE_ROBOT.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The scheduler has been modified to correctly process a status 134 error race
condition in a multiplex backup.

This condition occurs when a multiplex child bpsched starts a backup, but
the storage unit is over committed. A status 134 is sent back to the
multiplex child bpsched, but the child sched is already adding another
backup to the multiplex group.

The child sched attempts to send the new jobs information to bpbrm, but
bpbrm has exited and the connection is defunct. The scheduler was
incorrectly logging the defunct connection in the job progress log. With
this change scheduler will not log the broken socket, but will correctly
read and process the 134 from the inbound connection.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
bpretlevel loops were echoing the phrase 'What?' when changing retention
levels. No input seems to be a satisfactory response to exit the loop until
a ctrl-C is entered. There did not seem to be any way to change retention
levels with the client interface because of this bug. A correction within
the source code has corrected this problem.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When multiple disk staging jobs are initiated and the DSSU is at or
near capacity, some jobs may fail with a status 84 error, "disk full,
attempting to remove the same staged images".

The BPDM logs contained entries that indicated no matching entries were
Found in the catalog, (db_IMAGE: db_end_sts() failed: no entity was found).

Workaround:
If the DSSU is nearing capacity, manually remove the previously staged
images. These images are identified by an additional zero-length file of
the same name, with a ".ds" extension.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Added support for the following libraries:

- ARCHIVE Python 06241-XXX910B
- Certance CLL3200
- Diligent VTF Open
- Exabyte VXA 1x10 Autoloader
- Exabyte 1x7 Autoloader
- IBM DDS4 Autoloader
- IBM 3623 2SX
- SEAGATE DAT 9SP40-400910B"

Added support for the following drives:

- Exabyte VXA-2
- HP LTO3
- HP VS160
- IBM Ultirum-TD3, 3580-TD3

Changed Serialization for the following libraries:

- Sony CSM-200, CSM-100, CSM-60

Additional Notes:
Devices can be included in this file before they officially supported.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
This bpbrm binary fixes an intermittent socket problem that occurs during
database backups. The backup may fail with a status of 54.

Examination of the bpbrm debug log will show the following:

07:10:52.662 [3832.2768] < 16> bpbrm listen_for_client: listen for client
timeout during accept from name listen socket after 60 seconds

Examination of the dbclient debug log will show the following type of
message:

02:24:07.956 [528.660] < 8> connectSock: WRN - connect() to server failed,
No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The VxFS team is changing their implementation of ACLs on VxFS file
systems on the AIX platform. NetBackup has changed to handle this new
implementation.

(NetBackup Clients: RS6000_433 RS6000_51 )
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Description:
Oracle BLI backups fail on Solaris 10 when trying to backup multiple VxFS
partitions. For a second or later file system, the checkpoint mount may
fail. The bpbkar log would contain a message similar to the following:

11:58:55.199 [8353] <4> bpbkar set_clone_context: /usr/sbin/mount -F vxfs -
o
ckpt=NetBackup_full_orac101_1106243854
/dev/dsk/c1t0d0s4:NetBackup_full_orac101_1106243854
/tmp/NetBackup_checkpoints/NetBackup_full_orac101_1106243854 >/dev/null
2>/dev/null
11:58:55.464 [8353] <16> bpbkar set_clone_context: ERR - Cannot mount
checkpoint NetBackup_full_orac101_1106243854 on
/tmp/NetBackup_checkpoints/NetBackup_full_orac101_1106243854.

(NetBackup Clients: HP RS6000_433 Solaris Solaris9 )
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Description:
When simultaneous differential incremental backups are done for the
same client, a subsequent synthetic backup for that client may fail.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, do not run simultaneous backups on the same client.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Unable to install Java patch from a read-only location because of script
renaming that takes place during the install. Java patch should come
packaged with scripts appropriately named so that script renaming does not
need to occur during the installation. This change is also accompanied by
one to tar_pack.pl which creates the package.

During restore 'bprd -mpxmain' is trying find a VxPSP library in the path
it was built in. The workaround is to do the following post-patch install
on HP-UX:

ln -s libvxicuucST.sl libvxicuucST.0
ln -s libvxicudataST.sl libvxicudataST.0

Run sg.install to install the new sg driver post installation.

(All UNIX NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
If a /dev/rdsk device is used as the extended copy command target, the code
to convert the disk path to the sg path for scsi-pass through commands
fails if the disk is managed by the ssd driver. This will cause an error
to be logged in the bptm log similar to the following:

07:00:44.807 [13213] <2> setup_mover_tpc: open of passthru path
/dev/rdsk/c1t50060E80034FED11d0s2 failed, unable to open
/devices/pci@1f,0/pci@5/SUNW,qlc@1/fp@0,0/sgd@w50060e80034fed11,0:raw, No
such file or directory

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, configure the corresponding sg path directly in
mover.conf

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Description:
FlashBackup on Windows restores of compressed files were aborting when
running on Solaris master servers. The tar headers were being constructed
incorrectly because of the handling of 64-bit values.

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Description:
Robot inventory update was not taking into account the media type for
existing standalone media that have been moved into a robot. It was only
looking at the barcode rules. This was the cause of the error "media
type and volume group mismatch (101)". Robot inventory update now updates
the media residences to be robotic without changing the media type.

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Description:
Scheduler was not using the preferred local storage unit when using storage
unit groups and in-line tape copy.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Backups would fail with a disk full error (status 40) even though there was
ample room on the disk.

Workaround:
The problem was the result of the settings in /etc/security/limits. You can
increase the file size value to eliminate this problem.

(All NetBackup Servers: RS6000)
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Description:
Main sched failed to recognize a media server that was initially off-line,
and then brought on-line after main sched went active.

If the media server was brought back while scheduler was not active or the
master server was bounced, then everything worked correctly.

This fix enables scheduler to "pick up" the newly introduced media server
using the /bp/bin/admincmd/bpschedreq -read_stunits command.

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Description:
Staging/Duplication from a disk staging unit was not working when more
than 32765 files were in the staging area.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Enhancements have been added to bpdm and bpdbm to clean up fragments that
used to be left on the media server when bpdm failures occurred.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Under some circumstances, bpSALinfo was not able to obtain a lun value for
a device from the SAL database, resulting in the entry not being updated
with the WWN and lun value.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP RS6000 Solaris)
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Description:
Backups were taking too long between job complete and the 'end writing'.
Corrects were made to a recursive call in searching for a storage unit.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Bptm, bpdm, or bpdbm occasionally crashed during TIR incremental backups.
Bprd, bpbrm, or bpsched might have been affected as well.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Multiplexed backup jobs would occasionally hang. This would happen if the
bptm or bpdm parent process crashed, or if bptm could not successfully add
the TIR fragment for a TIR backup. It may have also happen due to a timing
problem in bpbrm when new jobs were started.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The fix to allow greater than 32K entries to be staged would only work if
the DSSU and destination storage unit are on the same media server.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
On Solaris 10 platforms, NetBackup now skips the backup of the new file
system types ctfs and objfs.

Workaround:
Add the mount points of any objfs and ctfs file systems into the exclude
list on that client, for example, /system/object and /system/contract.

(NetBackup Clients: Solaris9 )
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NB_50_4_M
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Description:
Integrations bogus NB_50_4_M patch entry to use when checking in non
delivered files

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Resuming a checkpoint backup could result in the selection of a different
media server if a failure occurred on the initial backup attempt.

The failure scenario would look something like the following:
1. Backup reached a checkpoint.
2. Then failed (in this case a 13 "read failed" was received).
3. The Scheduler attempts to programmatically re-submit.
4. However the drives were re-set & downed.
5. The result was that the job exited with a 213 "no storage units
available" error.

The original storage unit information was "lost" so the job could
potentially resume on a different media server. If the job was resumed in
this way, the backed-up data would reside on two different media servers
and any subsequent restore would fail.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Added Solaris10 support to the client drop-down list for this release.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
After an NDMP import occurred, the file count would drop by a very large
number.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A backup with TIR and CPR enabled in the policy attributes and files,
instead of directories specified in the policy file list, can fail with a
status of 130 (signal 11 in the bpbkar log) if the backup continues for more
than the checkpoint interval.

Workaround:
Do not enter files in the policy file list, with TIR and CPR enabled in the
policy attributes. TIR works on directories; therefore, specifying files in
the policy file list does not accomplish anything.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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**Description:
There is a potential for missed files if all the following conditions
exist:
- Advanced client backup
- Incremental backup
- Multi-stream backup
- Backup stream is not stream 1

In addition, files modified after the snapshot is taken but before the
(non-stream 1) image is created may be missed.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
"Ghost" backup jobs were appearing in the activity monitor. For example, a
deleted backup job could (partially) re-appear in the activity monitor.
This would only happen to a deleted job that was one number lower than a
multi-copy backup.

An example of this scenario is:
1. Job n finishes.
2. Job n is deleted from the activity monitor.
3. Multi-copy job n+1, n+2, n+3 finishes.
4. Activity monitor incorrectly updates jobs n, n+1, n+2.
5. Deleted job n (partially) re-appears.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When "Browsing for restore", files that ended in an asterisk (*) or an
angstrom (@) would have that particular symbol (* or @) truncated. This
prevented those files from being restored.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
If an in-line copy backup is multiplexed, and one of the copies gets a
failure (but continues), then subsequent additions to this troubled
multiplexed group generates excessive failure messages.

This code change inhibits adding new backup jobs to multiplexed groups
that contain a failing copy.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The bpplschedrec -deldayomonth command deletes a range of days instead of
the specified day.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The scheduler does not automatically start "bpexpdate -deassignempty" to
deassign media that do not have associated images after "bprecover -l" has
been run.

Workaround:
If a bprecover -l has been executed, remove the following file:

UNIX:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/deassign_lock

Windows:
VERITAS\NetBackup\Bin\deassign_lock

Do not remove this file if a catalog recover (bprecover -r) has been done.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The cancel_all_exceeded_max_wait() function does not scale well in large
environments. This change modifies the way incomplete jobs are processed
when they have exceeded the maximum incomplete time.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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**Description:
The problem existed when the following conditions were true:
- Snap backup (advanced client, Windows Open File Backup (WOFB)).
- Incremental backup.
- Multi-stream backup.
- Stream 1 is not due, but is force started to perform the snap shot
operation. Aggravated by "frequency" mode (frequency is NOT multiple of 24-
hrs).

The problem can be minimized/eliminated by configuring for an all stream
backup:
- Use calendar based scheduling.
- Use "interval" mode (frequency is multiple of 24-hrs).
- Avoid multi-streaming snap backups.

This problem resulted because of an oversight in cloning a due stream into
a non-due stream1. Remember, stream1 is not due, but is required to
perform the snap shot operation. The due stream information is copied in
mass to create the stream1 information, and then adjusted to make it
stream1 unique. The error occurs because the backup times (last backup,
last full backup, last incremental backup) were not updated to the correct
stream1 values. As a result of this, stream1 uses the stream2 image
creation times. Image creation times are used to compute the delta time
which determines the targeted incremental backup files.

Unfortunately stream2 also suffers the same failure. The stream2
incremental backup should be based upon the stream1 snap time, but stream1
was using the incorrect time for the snap. So, all the due streams suffered
this failure.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Under some circumstances, an image file might be expired on the Master
server and remain on the Media server. When media full is detected for a
DiskStaging storage unit, the media server attempts to remove the two
oldest images. If these images were no longer in the catalog on the Master
server, they could not be removed and the backup would fail.

The code was changed to remove the image files if the Master server no
longer had them in the catalog.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, manually delete the image files that are causing the
problems along with their .ds file.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A loss of multiplexed groups within bpsched.exe resulted in the failure to
cancel multiplexed backups.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
VxFS_Checkpoint with PFI file promotion of hardlink creates two files.

(NetBackup Clients: HP Solaris Solaris9 )
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Description:
Disk Staging would not correctly relocate backup images from clients when
a client name contained an "_" character.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, remove the "_" from the client computer names.

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Description:
NetBackup Administration Console (on re-launch) and admincmd/bpschedule
display incorrect or no values for specific_include_dates specified in
calendar-based schedule for DSSU relocation schedule. However, this does
not affect the configured schedule getting triggered at correct time. This
behavior is observed only on HP-UX platforms.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A race condition existed when two restore jobs needed the same piece of
media, from the same server, when this media was not already in the media
database. This condition could cause the media to be added twice, and one
of the restores to fail.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
In one instance, some catalog files were corrupted when the system ran out
of disk space. This caused bpdbm to crash whenever it tried to load the
corrupted catalog files. The command "bpdbm -consistency 2" also crashed
every time these corrupted files were checked.

The cause of this problem was the buffer overrun in libcatalog when loading
corrupted files: the pointers and string lengths are wrong after mapping
the file into memory. To address this problem, code was added to safe guard
buffer overrun to fix the crash of bpdbm. In addition, code was added in
image.c to move corrupted catalog files out of /db/images (into /db.corrupt
directory) when running "bpdbm -consistency 2".

This new code resulted in the following new feature:

"bpdbm -consistency" will move corrupted catalog files out of the catalog
repository "/netbackup/db/images" and into "/netbackup/db.corrupt"
directory.

After running the above command, users will need to do the following:
1. Record all file paths in /db.corrupt;
2. Re-import the files in step 1;
3. Delete files in /db.corrupt.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Improved VMD debug logging to better enable analysis for slow servers.

Allow control of VMD child timeout, such that slow servers can be
interrupted, before VMD encounters connection timeout's on other
connections.

Add "VMD_CHILD_TIMEOUT = xx", to the vm.conf file. xx is the number of
seconds to wait for a child to release its lock on the volume database.
Allowable time is 60 to 360 seconds, where 360 is the default (a value
used prior to this patch).

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Bpbrm received a SIGSEGV and core dumped in the malloc system call. This
issue has been resolved.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
If the following conditions are met, the activity monitor will report
a "status 50" failure for the child duplication jobs.

- A customer is configured with a disk-staging storage unit.
- The DSSU's "Disk Staging Schedule" is configured to produce multiple
copies.
- A DSSU duplication takes longer than 20 minutes.

NOTE: The single parent duplication job, as well as the "__DSSU_POLICY_"
backup job, remains active in the activity monitor. In addition, ALL
processes remain active.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Following messages did not match:

NecErr0363N "recveived an error from bptm request to suspend media"
TrbErr0631N "received an error from bptm request to suspend media"

NecErr0364N "recveived an error from bptm request to un-suspend media"
TrbErr0632N "received an error from bptm request to un-suspend media"

NecErr0378N "unable to get address of the local listen socket"
TrbErr0646N "unable to get the address of the local listen socket"

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
On Internationalized platforms, the output of the usage statement would be
incorrectly displayed in English.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
In certain configurations, calls to gethostbyname (3nsl) may fail. In such
cases, VERITAS did not force a DNS lookup for a fully qualified host name.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
vmphyinv is unable to read the tape header in NDMP drives. This affects
NDMP drives and the NetWare media server (that are handled using NDMP
protocol).

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
If NetBackup is configured to duplicate an image and also configured to
change the retention level of the new copy to a retention level that is
configured as "expires immediately", then the original image also appears
to be expired at the end of the duplication. Any backup taken after that,
returns the original image.

Workaround:
Any subsequent backup would expunge the expired copy from the image file,
and bring back the original image (to image list and for restore operation).

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The Oracle recovery template would cause a core dump if it were used under
the Template Administration window.

Workaround:
Place the Oracle/DB2 recovery templates in a directory other than where
backup templates reside.

Template administration looks at backup templates in the following
directory:

/usr/openv/netbackup/db/dbtemplates/oracle (Oracle - UNIX)
/usr/openv/netbackup/db/dbtemplates/db2 (DB2 - UNIX)

VERITAS\NetBackup\db\dbtemplates\oracle (Oracle - Windows)
VERITAS\NetBackup\db\dbtemplates\db2 (DB2 - Windows)

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
During an alternate client restore of Informix, the physical restore is
successful. However, the logical log restore always fails while restoring
the last log requested. This happens whether the restore is a full
restore, point-in-time restore, or point-in-log restore.

The transaction appears to be complete on the client and the client
disconnects the socket connections to the media server. The media server
would not expect this and would exit with status 24.

(All UNIX NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
SCSI-3 library commands have standardized on op code 0x37 for the command
INITIALIZE ELEMENT STATUS w/RANGE. Previous implementations by numerous
vendors had used vendor-unique code 0xE7 - which was implemented by
NetBackup. SCSI-3 libraries will return sense data 20/00 when sent an E7.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, use only tapes with barcodes that are valid for your
library vendor.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
NetBackup was not properly using the firmware revision to retrieve the
correct device mapping in the device mappings file. This has never been a
problem in the field because VERITAS has never had to use the firmware
revision in the device mappings file - this is being done for new device
support.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
NetBackup was not properly examining the SCSI library mailslot status bits;
therefore, during ejects of more than a MAP-full of media, the eject
operation may abort after the first MAP-full is removed.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
bpSALinfo needs to be linked with a more recent set of SAL API libraries to
be able to interface to ccstor 4.0, and SPC 3.4. Minor changes are needed
to account for differences in return values for ccstor 4.0.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP RS6000 Solaris)
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Description:
Upon exiting, bpfis closes all file descriptors, which includes the file
descriptor that Hitachi Shadowimage is using. This causes 'bpfis delete' to
hang for ShadowImage snapshot backups.

(NetBackup Clients: HP Solaris Solaris9 )
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Description:
Previously, cluster_config -a would go into an infinite loop when
configuring add-on products for monitoring when anything but a lowercase
"y" was entered at the following prompt:

You have chosen to monitor <addon>. Is this list correct? [y,n] (Y)

This issue has been resolved and the defaults, "Y" and "y" are all valid
responses.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, you would have entered a lowercase "y" instead of an
uppercase "Y", or you could have taken the default.

(All UNIX NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
While trying to reduce the size of a database, the command "bpimage -
cleanout -client dill-bk" was used. Using the command in this way caused
bpimage to core dump.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, allow the nightly clean-up process to clean the
catalog.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
This patch contains the following fixes and additions:
- Synchronized NetBackup 5.0 MP4 device mappings with 5.1_1.
- Fixed serialization differences between CSM 3.01 and 4.01 firmware.
- Added IBM DDS4 autoloader.
- Added Sony SDX-900V (AIT-4).

(All NetBackup Servers)
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**Description:
The condition where folders are not included in the backup is only noticed
during restore operations when attempting to select the folders/files for
restore. The folder, sub-folder, and/or files are missing from the backup
selection. This is a randomly occurring condition that does not occur in
every NetBackup environment. The problem is related to a suspected memory
corruption and may occur without notice or warning.

It is very important to note that the error may never occur because not all
Windows systems are susceptible to the memory corruption. In addition, not
every system will skip folders and files during the backup.

This issue applies to:
- MS-Windows-NT and FlashBackup-Windows policies for both full and
incremental schedules.
- Any Windows client using VSP or VSS.
- Windows Open File Backup (WOFB) and Advanced Client backup.

Although VERITAS has been unable to duplicate this issue, the following
conditions have been reported:

a. The policy must contain a file list stating the drives in alphabetical
drive order.

b. The policy must not use Multi-Streaming.

c. The Client must be configured for individual snapshots.

This issue is not noticed when multi-streaming, if the file list directive
is ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES, or when using a global snapshot.

If all of the above conditions are met, the backup will include only root
or top level directories, no sub folders or files. In severe cases, only
the drive letter is visible in restore selections.

Workaround:
Multiple work-arounds are available that reduce but do not guarantee
complete success if the Client is susceptible to the memory corruption.
The following list describes some of the available options.

1. Enable multiple data streams.
2. Change the client to use a global snapshot.
3. If using 5.0GA MP1, uninstall MP1 and execute the backup schedule with
NetBackup 5.0 GA.
4. Disable WOFB and Advanced Client backup methods.

All NetBackup Windows Clients
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Description:
When running Windows Open File Backup enabled backups using VSS on
Windows 2003 clients, performance of the backup is considerably slower
compared to when running a Windows Open File Backup enabled backup using
VSP or with Windows Open File Backup disabled. Only backup performance is
affected and no data loss occurs as a result of using VSS as the Windows
Open File Backup snapshot provider.

All NetBackup Windows Clients
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Description:
During multiplexed restores, when multiple tar instances are restoring
files onto the same directory tree, some of the files may not get restored

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
When selecting a media ID for backup, if the allocation date in the
media database does not match the assigned date in the media manager
database, FREEZE the media because there could be database inconsistencies.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A large number of down storage units would result in and apparent
scheduler hang. In reality, the scheduler was timing out to each media
server in series. This fix recognizes and skips duplicate attempts to a
down media server..

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
With an AIX master server, FlashBackup on Windows restores were failing
when a zero length file was encountered.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
It was possible that the bpjobd process may hang under certain conditions.
It has been demonstrated that this can happen if bpduplicate and bptm
processes are killed, but it may occur in other situations. The bpjobd
process does not die, it just loops consuming CPU time, and nothing
is written to the debug log. This prevented the job DB from being updated
with the status of existing jobs, or new jobs. bpjobd must be killed and
restarted by the system administrator to resolve this problem.

This problem is indicated by the following data in the bpjobd debug log,
referring to non-existent job ID 3:

18:45:00.734 [17433] <2> process_active_job: Frame type is 3 (jobid 3) Sock
(93)
18:45:00.734 [17433] <2> process_active_job: Adding provider(1) for job(3)
socket (93)
18:45:00.734 [17433] <2> process_active_job: Begin to write (JOBTRYFILE) at
offset 68 job (3)

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, kill and restart the hung bpjobd.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The performance of single-file restores for FlashBackup on Windows is below
expectations. Increasing the holding buffer size decreases the number of
call to windows function which in turn decreases the overall restore time.

All NetBackup Windows Clients
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Description:
For restores of encrypted files with FlashBackup on Windows, the data for
these files has to be restored sequentially. The buffering of this data
was not functioning correctly.

All NetBackup Windows Clients
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Description:
If AIX Fast Connect is running in a multi-byte environment the LC_MESSAGES
environment variable is set to C@lft. This causes English to be used for
all program output. If this is encountered, the LANG environment variable
is tested. If a failure still occurs, the C locale is used.

Workaround:
If the LANG environment variable cannot be properly set then the
/usr/openv/msg/.conf file should be edited and the follow line inserted.

TM 5 C@lft 2 YoUrLoCaLe

where YoUrLoCaLe is the two character local that is used within NetBackup.

For example, "ja" is used for any Japanese locale and "zh" is used for any
Chinese locale.

(All NetBackup Servers: RS6000)
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Description:
To assist image database cleanup in 24x7 environments, image database
cleanup will always run in background. bpsched will not wait until the
cleanup is complete before scheduling new jobs. In addition, bpsched will
initiate an image database cleanup at periodic intervals, 12 hours by
default. The time interval may be changed by using the
bpconfig -cleanup_int <hours> command. For example, to change the interval
to 24 hours, execute the following command:

bpconfig -cleanup_int 24

Use a value of 0 to disable bpsched from starting the periodic image
database cleanup. The maximum value is 744 hours. Bpsched will still
perform an image database cleanup at the end of a session, however, it will
be run in background. On UNIX systems, bpadm may also be used to change
the interval.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Loaded the correct libxm binaries so that an HP master server will work
with FlashBackup on Windows.

(All UNIX NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A synthetic backup time out would occur because of the time it would take
to read the large extents.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When a user imports and/or restores a NetBackup 3.4 backup image in
NetBackup 5.0/5.1, files greater than 1GB in size fail to restore and
produce, "disk full at byte xxxxx", errors in the restore log. Image verify
also fails with a gigabytes size mismatch error for those files. In
addition, the Backup, Archive, and Restore GUI shows a discrepancy in
reporting the size of those files.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
In attempting to filter out file system names that are not appropriate for
VSM management (for example, /var), VSM-Java filtered out some file system
names that it should not have filtered (such as, /variety).

(All VSM Servers)
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Description:
The scheduler debug log was filling with the following message:

"storage unit was not assigned for clientjob <host name> <policy name>
<stunit name> <copy>"

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The file list for stream 1 is listed twice in the job details when stream 1
is force-started to take a snapshot. This error is only on multi-stream
snapshot backups.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Only fails on a UNIX master. If a user archive fails to remove some files
(and generates a status 4), then the .f file is removed, and the files, up
to the failed file, are removed from the client.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The predict algorithm was not sorting correctly. It failed to position
cumulative incremental backups before the differential incremental backups.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A multiplexed TIR duplication would fail if the prior backup duplication
had a TIR size greater than 1 Gigabyte, and would lead to a bptm crash.

Workaround:
Retry the duplication using non-multiplexed duplication. It is also
possible that the duplication will succeed by trying multiplexed
duplication.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The backup job start time in the activity monitor was the same value for
each attempt. The start time value should be different on each attempt.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The scheduler would send a message on the wrong queue when it detected an
error on a client snapshot. This may result in a scheduler crash, if the
error happened frequently, or if the scheduler stayed running for a
prolonged period of time.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
An intermittent problem with the installer no longer occurs when trying to
install to remote clients. The following two files were not being copied
to %TEMP%\X86, and caused the following error to appear.

Files: - VERITAS Maintenance Pack.msi
- Data1.cab

Error message: "The system cannot find the file specified" on Install GUI.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, do the following:

1. Start the installer.

2. Select "Select from available computer on the network".

3. Click Next.

4. Copy VERITAS Maintenance Pack.msi Data1.cab to the %TEMP%\X86 directory.
(easiest way to find what %TEMP% is, is to open a cmd shell and run echo
%TEMP%, usually its something like C:\Documents and
Settings\<UserName>\Local Settings\Temp\X86).

5. Proceed with installation.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The image resume time limit was not always being updated on Checkpoint
backup jobs. Multiple attempts to resume a job might result in a backup
that is restarted instead of resumed.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The error "license use has been exceeded", status code 159, may have been
erroneously generated when using a SAN media server license for a media
server that is part of a cluster.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
BLI failed to mount a clustered storage checkpoint. The bpbkar log
displayed the following:

14:56:41.914 [13792] <4> bpbkar set_clone_context: /usr/sbin/mount -F vxfs -
ockpt=NetBackup_full_test_1096401397 /dev/vx/dsk/cfs_dg/rb_test:NetBackup_fu
ll_test_1096401397 /rb_test_s/NetBackup_checkpoints/NetBackup_full_test_1096
401397 >/dev/null 2>/dev/null
14:56:42.409 [13792] <16> bpbkar set_clone_context: ERR - Cannot mount
checkpoint NetBackup_full_test_1096401397
on /rb_test_s/NetBackup_checkpoints/NetBackup_full_test_1096401397.

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Description:
There are two issues that may have caused backups to fail:

1. bpsched was not updating the RESUME_EXPIRATION time on failed backups.
2. bpdbm did not update the REQUEST_PID on subsequent Q_IMAGE_NEW requests.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, make sure any job that has been resumed is finished
before the cleaning is done.

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Description:
An initialization failure against nbwin.exe was generated when a
non-administration account initiated a restore. A pop-up was generated and
stated that nbwin.exe failed to initialize 0xc0000022. A change to the
permissions was made to msvcr71.dll so that the user "Users" had Read and
Execute permissions.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, manually change the security permissions on
msvcr71.dll to allow Read and Execute permissions for "Users" user.

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Description:
The method of configuring inetd has changed in Solaris10. Changed scripts
that deal with the modification of inetd.conf to use the new method if on a
Solaris 10 machine (Sparc or X86).

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Description:
The method of configuring inetd has changed in Solaris10. Changed scripts
that deal with the modification of inetd.conf to use the new method if on a
Solaris 10 machine (Sparc or X86).

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Description:
Add support for RedHat 3.0 on the Zseries platform. This required a new
client type which is called IBMzSeriesLinux2.4.21. The number is based off
the operating system (OS) kernel.

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Description:
Added support for RedHat 3.0 on the Zseries platform. This required a new
client type which is called IBMzSeriesLinux2.4.21. The number is based on
the operating system (OS) kernel.

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Description:
Added support for RedHat 3.0 on the Zseries platform. This required a new
client type which is called IBMzSeriesLinux2.4.21. The number is based on
the operating system (OS) kernel.

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Description:
This version of the SG driver adds support for Solaris 10.

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Description:
An extra invocation of a function was resetting the delay time on tape UN
mounts for user backups. Removal of the extra invocation should produce
more optimal UN mounting of tapes when performing user backups.

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Description:
Scheduler code was too inflexible and did not allow for easy addition of
new Windows Open File Backup (WOFB) snapshot clients. This change
corrected the scheduler and eased the addition of future Microsoft clients.

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Description:
The scheduler would take a long time scheduling multiple data stream jobs
if there were many policies that were due to be autodiscovered at once.

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Description:
If an SSO drive is DOWN on all servers, and its scan host unregisters
(services are shutdown), vmd/DA will not transfer this drive to another
scan host. If the drive is brought UP on a server(s), it will have no scan
host, and will stay in the NO-SCAN state.

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Description:
Because of a race condition, ACSLS drives may get downed during mount
processing.

Additional Notes:
The signature of this race condition is that the event viewer (or syslog)
will note errors in semaphore operations from ACSD, and then the drive will
be DOWNed.

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Description:
For Disk Staging, NetBackup could not clean all images when the total number
of images were more than 16384.

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Description:
Re-naming a schedule, and then attempting an immediate backup using the
newly named schedule caused a core dump in the scheduler.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, do not add, remove, or modify policy or schedule
information and then attempt an immediate backup while scheduler is running.

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Description:
Tapes would not unmount in a reasonable time frame.

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**Description:
In a rare circumstance, the last block of a multiplexed, duplicated copy of
a TIR backup may be corrupt. A verification of the copy would not be
successful. The original backup is not affected. This does not affect
non-multiplexed duplications of a multiplexed TIR backup.

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Description:
Corrected a potential problem where Windows Open File Backup (WOFB),
multi-stream, non-checkpoint, non-control stream gets a 134 status, and
stays queued (never goes active).

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Description:
Maintenance Pack 3 for the NetBackup 5.0 release introduced a performance
issue with NDMP DAR restores for catalogs with a large number of files.
This fix corrects the performance problem.

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Description:
Corrected a case where incremental backups were backing up complete data
sets (full backup). This happened only for multi-stream, Windows Open File
Backup (WOFB), or advanced client where a previous non-control stream
backup failed.

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Description:
bptm fails with a segmentation violation when the media Disk Staging
Storage Unit sends a duplication job to the master.

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Description:
Corrected an end-case problem in the MPX read processing
(restores/duplications) that would try to unmount a media that is already
in use by another process.

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Description:
Added SDLT-600 drive type and SDLT_2 media type support to ACS robotics.

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Description:
Media position error while attempting to restore from a copy of a backup
created by Inline Tape Copy. The bptm log will show an entry similar to
the following (note the file number of 0):

13:12:27.348 [22187] <2> mpx_read_init: media id A00001, copy 1,
fragment 1 (839680 Kbytes) filenum 0 being considered for restore

The problem occurs when performing multiplexed backups using Inline Tape
Copy, and a new backup is started while waiting for a tape mount due to
hitting end-of-media.

Workaround:
The restore may be done from the other copy.

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Description:
A CheckPoint Restart backup may hang after resuming an incomplete backup.
This would happen if the backup error occurred after backing up more than
four gigabytes of data.

The bptm log will show many entries similar to the following:

09:40:43.700 [2140.3540] <2> write_data: Received checkpoint for backup id
crowvalley_1079629802, calculated blocks: 13147044 blocks in cpr: 13081508
09:40:43.730 [2140.3540] <2> write_data: Received checkpoint for backup id
crowvalley_1079629802, calculated blocks: 13147044 blocks in cpr: 13081508
09:40:43.760 [2140.3540] <2> write_data: Received checkpoint for backup id
crowvalley_1079629802, calculated blocks: 13147044 blocks in cpr: 13081508

...where the calculated blocks value and the blocks in cpr value do not
change.

Workaround:
Disable the CheckPoint Restart feature in the policy, or create a maximum
fragment size in the storage unit that is less than four gigabytes.

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Description:
The timeout for an ACS query is configurable using the ACS_QUERY_TIMEOUT
entry in vm.conf, (value in minutes).

Example:
ACS_QUERY_TIMEOUT = 30

This sets the timeout to 30 minutes.

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Description:
VOPIE Enhanced Authentication may not work when host names are greater than
32 characters. You may receive Authentication Failed (error code 160)
messages when connecting to systems with host names or client names greater
than 32 characters.

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Description:
Disk Staging would not correctly relocate backup images from clients when
a client name contained an "_" character.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, remove the "_" from the client computer names.

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Description:
The following two issues with checkpoint restart for backups have been
resolved.

1. The import of a successful checkpoint restart backup that is incomplete
or suspended prior to the first checkpoint may fail. Then, if it is
resumed, it will complete successfully. The phase 1 import log would show
one or more of the following entries:

13:45:45 INF - Found existing image information for client test, policy
itest, and schedule Full, done on 04/13/2004 13:37:56.
13:45:47 WRN - Cannot import client test, policy itest, and schedule Full,
copy 1 fragment 1 already exists. Skipping this image.

The phase 1 import will then succeed. However, the phase 2 import will
fail with the following error:

13:56:19 INF - Import of policy test, schedule Full (test_1081881476)
failed, tar had an unexpected error.


2. For a checkpoint restart backup, in the rare case where bptm detects
that a position check problem occurred following a checkpoint due to a
misconfigured drive or a rewind from an external source, and the backup is
later resumed, the information on the tape prior to the checkpoint may be
invalid.

The bptm log would indicate the position check problem with one of the
following logs following a checkpoint:

08:39:57.969 [4393] <16> write_data: FREEZING media id 00011, too many
data blocks written, check tape/driver block size configuration

OR

log.041204:14:39:12.373 [6416] <16> write_data: FREEZING media id 00005,
External event caused rewind during write, all data on media is lost

The problem would occur if the same backup were resumed and completed with
a successful status.

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Description:
Exchange restores from multiple images fail with a communications failure
error. The log will have a message similar to the following:

17:58:45 (158515.002) ERR - unable to create object for restore:
Microsoft Information Store:\SG01102\Log files_1074011439 (BEDS
0xFFFFFE30: A communications failure has occurred.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, create a file named,
/usr/openv/netbackup/NON_MPX_RESTORE to force sequential restores from
multiple images.

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Description:
A possible buffer over-run corrupting eject information in memory, was
causing ACS ejects to fail because the CAP was reported as not existing,
when it actually did exist.

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Description:
A NBU restore that has a path specified to be excluded from restore, but
that path does not even exist in the backup image, was completing with a
partial success status of 1. The resolution of this DDTS would complete
such a backup with a complete success status of 0.


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Description:
When using NetBackup Access Control hostnames, a specific size may cause an
erroneous Authorization denial.

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Description:
Some multiplex groups are lost on Windows 2000 systems only. This results
in the inability to cancel/suspend jobs or add new jobs to the multiplexed
group. In addition, on all platforms, the overhead on starting an
immediate, user, or archive backup is excessive.

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Description:
A potential buffer over run in scheduler has been resolved.

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Description:
For FlashBackup on Windows, restores of large files were failing. This
happened if the extents composing the files described more than 2GB of
data. In a situation like this, an extent larger that 2GB was broken down
into smaller units but not all of the fields associated with that extent
was propagated correctly.

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Description:
Bogus links are created when loading Linux and SCO clients if the INTEL
directory exists.

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Description:
When the NBAR starting and stopping scripts moved to netbackup.sh,
bp.kill_all was never updated to stop the daemons the same way. It is
still looking for the scripts in "/etc", "/sbin", etc. where they used to
reside. The bp.kill_all command still kills the scripts via the
second_chance, however it asks a question before proceeding with the kill
operation.


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Description:
When running some of the client commands on an Irix 6.5.22m system, they
may core dump. This is a known problem for SGI and to workaround the
client binaries must be linked with -lC.

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Description:
On a system running Windows 2000 (SP4), you may not be able to browse or
restore the second volume if 'SET HIST=N' is listed in the middle of the
policy's file list.

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Description:
Queries for images having XBSA extended data fail in bprd when connecting
to dbm with the socket being overwritten.

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Description:
The restore of a backup created by NetBackup 4.5, or earlier NetBackup
releases may fail on NetBackup 5.0. This defect applies to backups of a
raw partition and backups of a file whose size is 1GB or greater.

The failed restore may return an exit status of 0, and it may otherwise
appear to have succeeded. However, the restored file will not contain all
the data of the original file. Alternatively, the restore may exit with a
status of 3 or 5. The tar debug log may contain a message of "invalid tar
header" for the failing file.

In addition, attempts to verify the backup image may fail on NetBackup 5.0.

Workaround:
TO avoid this issue, do the following:
1. Expire the backup image.
2. Import the backup image.
3. Run the restore.

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Description:
Catalog archiving does not properly handle images written by
NetBackup 3.1.1. Using the archive tools with images that do not have a
CATARC id can result in a catalog file being backed up and removed with out
the CATARC id being written.

Workaround:
Adding the line "CATARC 0" the catalog image file before including it
in a bpcatarc call will avoid this problem.

Additional Notes:
If the images have already been archived without the CATARC value being
written, you can get the files back by restoring the files from the backup
that resulted from the initial bpcatarc call.

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Description:
The bpexpdate binary would not notify the user that they were unable to use
bpexpdate due to access control limiting their access. Although the binary
would return the appropriate error level (such as, 117, 116, or 118), the
corresponding message contained unreadable characters.

Workaround:
check the error level returned by bpexpdate manually. (e.g. echo
%ERRORLEVEL% or echo $? )

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Description:
NBU_Operators did not have the backup permission on Policies, yet they were
able to perform manual backups. The NBU_Operator group should be able to do
manual backups, but it should always require the Backup permission on
Policies.

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Description:
An issue existed in the command bpcatlist | bpcatarc | bpcatrm.

After successful catalog backup, none of the catalogs are deleted. If you
do a bpcatlist, you will notice that there is a "0" in the Catarcid value.
In the policy_time_FULL image file, CATARC is 0. It appears that this is
not being updated. You are still able to browse files for restores.

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Description:
In cases where a master server was set to require NetBackup Access Control
(NBAC) and a client was set to automatic without a credential, the HP-UX
platform would not return the same error code as other platforms. In such
cases, error codes 192 and 193 would be documented in the debug log, but
would be exposed back to the user as error code 23.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, set bp.conf entry USE_VXSS = PROHIBITED or
USE_VXSS = REQUIRED on the client system.

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Description:
xbp was inserting and deleting items from lists one item at a time. This
was done because of deficiencies in some X-Servers' support of 1.1 Motif.
This is not an efficient way to handle lists with a large number of items.

With X-Servers that support Motif 1.2 this is not an issue. The code was
changed to delete all items at once and to insert multiple items at the
same time.

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Description:
The number of in-use drives is not computed correctly when a disk staging
storage unit is flushed (duplicated) to tape. This results in additional
backup jobs being blocked until the duplication is completed.

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Description:
Boolean file keys in Device Mappings are not properly parsed.

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Description:
There was a possibility that a core dump could occur in the scheduler if
the storage unit host name cannot be mapped to a valid media server name.

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Description:
During an Exchange backup of the Information Store, the Bandwidth
Limitation feature of NetBackup is not supported. Backups of Exchange
proceed at the fastest pace possible for the network.


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Description:
When running multiple, multiplexed and multi-streamed backups using
NetBackup 5.0 MP1 or NetBackup 5.0 MP2, some of the backup jobs could end
with status 69: invalid filelist specification. The file list will contain
a NEW_STREAM directive which is causing the status 69 errors.

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Description:
Assigned a new message ID.

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Description:
bpdbm's host list is not consistent with that of bprd. The current
impact of this issue is that "FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER does not work for
TIR restores."

It appears that FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER does not replace the server
entry for TIR fragment. Thus, when TIR information needs to be extracted
from tape, bpdbm tries to initiate "bptm -restoretir" on the original
server.

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Description:
Added support for the following drives:
Certance LTO2 drive added, HP SDLT600, Sony SDX-700V, HP C7438A DAT 72,

Added support for the following libraries:
Qualstar RLS Series Libraries, Quantum DX100, HP MSL6000, HP MSL5000,
QUANTUM ValueLoader

In addition, several changes have been added to address serialization,
library inventory, and extend/retract issues. The following list
identifies the library and the issue that has been corrected.

ADIC Scalar i2000 - extend retract issue
Compaq MSL5000 - barcode inventory issue.
OVERLAND Libraries - barcode inventory issue.
Fujitsu LT160 Eternus - empty-map and serialization issue

Added Support for the following drives:
Certance LTO2 drive added, HP SDLT600, Sony SDX-700V, HP C7438A DAT 72,

Added Support for the following libraries:
Qualstar RLS Series Libraries, Quantum DX100, HP MSL6000, HP MSL5000,
QUANTUM ValueLoader

In addition, several changes have been added to address serialization,
library inventory, and extend/retract issues. The following list
identifies the library and the issue that has been corrected.

ADIC Scalar i2000 - extend retract issue
Compaq MSL5000 - barcode inventory issue.
OVERLAND Libraries - barcode inventory issue.
Fujitsu LT160 Eternus - empty-map and serialization issue

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**Description:
When a backup job using Checkpoint Restart with a file list of
ALL_LOCAL_FILES either fails or is suspended before the first checkpoint is
taken, then the resumed backup job will skip the backup of the first local
file system it would have backed up, and exit with status code 0.

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Description:
Restoring symbolic links owned by non-root could show an error even though
the symbolic link was successfully restored (giving Partial Success for the
restore job).

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Description:
During disk staging duplication, bpduplicate prints the following message
although no error has occurred.

11/22/2003 11:25:35 AM - Error bpduplicate(pid=1636) from host dcdell1,
COMPLETE_MOUNT QUANTUMDLT70000 0

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Description:
Backups hang when backing up FIFO files on VxFS 4.0 file systems on Solaris
6, 7, and 8.

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Description:
Correct the case where the 's t' command within tldtest returns incorrect
data when the number of transport is 0.

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Description:
Provide the ability for the user to control the format of the drive names
that are created by the Device Discovery Wizard.

Additional Notes:
The following variables could be used in generating a drive name

o HN - hostname of the server where the drive is first discovered
o RN - robot number
o RT - robot type
o POS - Drive position, determined by robot type. One of the
following:
- robot drive number
- vendor drive id
- ACS.LSM.PANEL.DRIVE
o SN - serial number of the drive
o DT - drive type (i.e. hcart, 8mm, dlt2)
o VEND - vendor ID of the drive obtained from the inquiry string of
the drive
o PROD - product ID of the drive obtained from the inquiry string of
the drive
o literal strings proceeded by a pound sign(#) containing the
allowable characters in a drive name.
o IDX - ensure an index is appended. Otherwise, an index will be
automatically appended if needed to make a drive name unique.

Note: Any whitespace in the above entries will be collapsed.

These entries will allow a tiered approach. If the DRIVE_NAME_SEED
entry appears on a non-global-database host, that format will be
used. Otherwise, the vm.conf file on the global database host will
be checked for a DRIVE_NAME_SEED entry. If one exists, it will be
used. If none exists in either location, the default naming scheme
will be used. For tpconfig this is "Drive" followed by a number to
make it unique. For tpautoconf, this is VendorID, followed by
ProductID, followed by a number to make it unique.

EXAMPLES:
1) To generate the default names used by discovery provide the entry:

DRIVE_NAME_SEED = VEND:PROD:IDX

This will produce drive names of the form

QUANTUMDLT70000

2) To generate the names that contain the drive's product ID and
robot residence information, fields separated by minuses:

DRIVE_NAME_SEED = PROD:#-:RT:#-:RN:#-:POS

This will produce drive names of the form

DLT70000-TLD-0-1

Issues and Limitations

Some of the below are just general drive naming issues, while others
relate specifically to this feature.

1. In a shared storage (SSO) environment drives will be named based on
the seed of the first host that discovers them. Subsequent hosts
wlll retain that drive name regardless of the value of their local
DRIVE_NAME_SEED vmn.conf option.

2. The Hostname (HN) should be used with caution in SSO
configurations. Drives shared amongst hosts must have the same
name. See 1 above.

3. Drive names remain limited to 48 characters.

4. Valid characters are upper and lower case alphanumerics, plus,
minus, underscore, and period.

5. Drive names cannot start with a minus (-) character.

6. If robot residence information is used to generate the drive name, the
host that has the robot attached should be discovered first.

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Description:
Compressing the 0-byte catalog files on a Tru64 system creates 0-byte, .Z
files. On other operating systems the file is 3 bytes in size. When
running uncompress, it fails with an error, that it is not in a compressed
format.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, ignore the error messages in the log, or implement a
custom compress script.

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Description:
A problem existed when uninstalling NDMP that left a namespace.chksum entry
in the *NBU_RSP on clusters. Because the uninstall removes this file on the
shared disk, the monitor will report a fault.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, manually remove the following line from the RSP file
found in /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/cluster/<platform>/*_NBU_RSP.

LINK=volmgr/database/.namespace.chksum

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Description:
Localized characters were being turned into unreadable gibberish by a
third party charting API. The File System Analyzer (FSA) would then
display this translated text as gibberish. To avoid displaying the
unreadable characters, the localized characters are no longer passed to the
third party charting API.

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Description:
Corrected a typographical error in bpdbm by changing "sysnthetics" to
"synthetics".

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Description:
Flashbackup single file restores did not start. In addition, bprd was slow
sorting the file history.

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Description:
Restart of frozen image backup (non-WOFB) can fail. The scheduler
erroneously clears the snapshot information prior to scheduling the backup.

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Description:
Performing backups using an include list with non-fully-qualified path
names could cause significantly slower backup performance.

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Description:
The following changes have been made:
- Added error handling for blank barcodes and missing media magazines
on DELL PV-132T.
- Changed the media type for IBM 3592J to hcart2.
- Added/Changed error handling for blank barcodes and missing media
magazines on IBM 3582, COMPAQ MSL5000, COMPAQ SSL2000, IBM 3607
to fix inventory issues.
- Add Sony SDX-400V, SDX-500V drives.
- Add Qualstar RLS-4124, RLS-4445, RLS-4470, RLS-5244, RLS-6227, RLS-8116,
and RLS-8236.
- Fixes inventory issue for some STK libraries when MAP is empty and
inventory is done with empty MAP selected.

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Description:
When using "bpexpdate -recalculate" or "bpexpdate -backupid" to extend the
expiration date of one or more backups that have multiple copies, the media
expiration may not be correct for copies on removeable media if the first
copy is on disk.

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Description:
Backups with exclude and include lists can incorrectly back up excluded
directories (although not any files within those directories).

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Description:
Using the options that allow a UNIX file system to be restored without
crossing mount-points fails by restoring all files under the path
instead of just the single filesystem.


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Description:
An occasional failure occurred when duplicating True Image Restore (TIR)
backups. The failure may have occurred if there was a delay in mounting
the write media.

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Description:
With STK's new verison of SSI, certain environment variables are required
to be set when the vm.conf entry ACS_TCP_RPCSERVICE is set. The variables
are set to default behavior unless they are set in the vm.conf.


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Description:
Corrected a syntax error in bpbbackupdb.c.

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Description:
A regression was introduced in NetBackup 5.0GA (and continued in
NetBackup 5.0MP1) whereby the bpcatlist command will not work properly with
the "bpcatlist -client <client-name>" syntax.

The following commands, "bpcatlist -client all" or "bpcatlist -client
<valid-client-name>" will return a status 227, (No entity was found).

Workaround:
The use of this command cannot select a specific client to archive the
information about, but may archive on other attributes.

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Description:
Resume of a single-stream suspended job would backup the complete policy
file list instead of only the stream's portion of the file list.

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Description:
Bptm or bpdm may crash after bpsched restarts following a bpsched crash
and subsequent resuming of checkpointed backup jobs on media servers. This
change will cancel existing duplicate jobs when this situation occurs, or
prevent the crash from occurring.

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Description:
When scheduler verbose is set greater than zero, there is the potential for
Jobs to exit with a status 50. This is more likely on systems experiencing
connection issues. The situation occurs when the scheduler prints a message
and loses the errno value. Armed with the incorrect errno value, scheduler
exits (status 50) the current running jobs.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, set scheduler verbose to zero.

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Description:
When the primary copy of the data image is expired, synthetic backups fail,
even though valid code exists.

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Description:
Following bpsynth messages were not getting localized.

"unable to receive the response to the image query, error=%s(%d)"
"caught synth EXCEPTION, error=%s(%d)"
"preparation for generating synthetic image failed,
error = %s(%d)"
"no images were found to synthesize"
"end bpsynth with status ="

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Description:
NetBackup patch NB_50_2_M_268356.winnt.intel.exe can provide miss-matched
versions of the netbackup.dll after applying the MP2 patch. NetBackup
processes that access the netbackup.dll while the patch is being installed
will cause the installer to not update the correct version of netbackup.dll
in other locations (such as, Volmgr/bin, NetBackup/bin/goodies,
NetBackup/bin/admincmd).

Microsoft Event log error message looks like the following:

Event id 7024 - "The NetBackup Device Manager service terminated with
service-specific error 1. " Event ID 4234 - "unable to load bpnp.dll. The
specified module cannot be found."

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, manually copy the correct version of NetBackup.dll from
VERITAS\NetBackup\Bin to the other locations (if they exist):

Volmgr/bin,
NetBackup/bin/goodies,
NetBackup/bin/admincmd

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Description:
Systems with multiple tld or multiple tl8 robots may see strange behavior
across robot numbers on remote (not control hosts) media servers when the
daemon is bounced. In the worst case, this can include the drives going
into "AVR" control mode on the noncontrol host media servers. Generally
this is started by a catastrophic failure of one of the robots.

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Description:
Corrected a restore problem from the disk where a status 92 would occur if:
- The image contained multiple disk fragments and first file of the restore
was not in the first fragment.
- The size of the fragments, prior to the one containing the first file,
were not a multiple of 1K.

The above conditions can occur during a MPX multiple copy backup, one
or more copies to disk, and one or more copies to tape.

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Description:
Corrected potential scheduler problems with memory leaks and non-
initialized malloc space.

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Description:
Adjusted a loop used during the deletion of a multiplexed group. This loop
was not functioning correctly on the Windows 2000 platform and resulted in
the removal of additional multiplexed groups.

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Description:
Bprd hits a segmentation fault and core dumps. The issue appears to
occur when the log file path for the bprestore log exceeds 58 characters.
This only occurs when the media server involved is not the master server,
and when FQDN names are used.

To resolve the issue, increase the command buffer size to BUFFLEN (4096),
and implement bounds checking on all string buffers, where practicable,
with the use of V_strlcpy, V_strlcat, and snprintf().

Additional Notes:
While libVcom.so contains no changes, it is required to resolve new entry
points introduced in libsfr.so.

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Description:
Added Solaris 10 to drop-down menu.

Additional Notes:
For "Solaris Solaris10" to show when configuring clients into a backup
policy, the user must execute the following command:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/goodies/new_clients

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Description:
Resume of a checkpoint backup could select a different media server if
failure on initial backup attempt.

Failure scenario:
1. Backup reached a checkpoint.
2. Then failed (this case was a 13 "read failed").
3. Scheduler attempts to programmatically re-submit.
4. But the drives were re-set & downed.
5. So, the job exited with a 213 "no storage units available".

The original storage unit information was "lost" so the job could
potentially resume on a different media server. If resumed in this way,
the backed up data would reside on two different media servers and any
subsequent restore would fail.

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Description:
Changes needed for Solaris10 support.

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Description:
After an NDMP import, the file count drops by a very large number.

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Description:
After NDMP import the file count drops by a very large number.

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**Description:
The potential for missed files can occur if all the following conditions
exist:
1) Advanced client backup.
2) Incremental backup.
3) Multi-stream backup.
4) Backup stream is non-stream 1.

Files may be missed if they are modified after the snapshot is taken but
before the (non-stream 1) image is created.

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Description:
The resume of a checkpoint backup could select a different media server if
a failure occurred on initial backup attempt.

The following list summarizes this type of failure scenario:
1) Backup reached a checkpoint.
2) Then failed (this case was a 13 "read failed").
3) Scheduler attempts to programmatically re-submit.
4) But the drives were re-set & downed.
5) So, the job exited with a 213 "no storage units available".

The original storage unit information was "lost" making it possible for the
job to resume on a different media server. If resumed in this way, the
backed up data would reside on two different media servers and any
subsequent restore would fail.

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**Description:
There is a potential for missed files if all the following conditions
exist:
1. Advanced client backup.
2. Incremental backup.
3. Multi-stream backup.
4. Backup stream is not stream 1.

Files modified after the snapshot is taken but before the (non-stream 1)
image is created may be missed.

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Description:
When using NetBackup Access Control hostnames, a specific size may cause an
erroneous Authorization denial.

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**Description:
The following two issues with checkpoint restart for backups have been
resolved:

1. An import may fail if a successful checkpoint restart backup that is
incomplete or is suspended prior to the first checkpoint and then is
resumed and completes successfully. The phase 1 import log would show one
or more of the following entries:

13:45:45 INF - Found existing image information for client test, policy
itest, and schedule Full, done on 04/13/2004 13:37:56.
13:45:47 WRN - Cannot import client test, policy itest, and schedule Full,
copy 1 fragment 1 already exists. Skipping this image.

The phase 1 import will then succeed. However, the phase 2 import will
fail with the following error:

13:56:19 INF - Import of policy test, schedule Full (test_1081881476)
failed, tar had an unexpected error.


2. For a checkpoint restart backup, in the rare case where bptm detects
that a position check problem occurred following a checkpoint because of a
misconfigured drive or a rewind from an external source, and the backup is
later resumed, the information on the tape prior to the checkpoint may be
invalid.

The bptm log would indicate the position check problem with one of the
following logs after a checkpoint:

08:39:57.969 [4393] <16> write_data: FREEZING media id 00011, too many
data blocks written, check tape/driver block size configuration

OR

log.041204:14:39:12.373 [6416] <16> write_data: FREEZING media id 00005,
External event caused rewind during write, all data on media is lost

The problem would occur if the same backup were resumed and completed with
a successful status.

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Description:
FlashBackup restores of large files were failing on Windows platforms.
This happened if the extents composing the files described more than 2GB
of data. In this case, the extents larger that 2GB were broken down into
smaller units but not all of the fields associated with that extent were
propagated correctly.

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Description:
A Checkpoint Restart backup may hang after resuming an incomplete backup.
This would happen if the backup error occurred after backing up greater
than four gigabytes of data.

The bptm log will show many entries, similar to the following example,
where the calculated blocks value and the blocks in cpr value do not
change.

09:40:43.700 [2140.3540] <2> write_data: Received checkpoint for backup id
crowvalley_1079629802, calculated blocks: 13147044 blocks in cpr: 13081508
09:40:43.730 [2140.3540] <2> write_data: Received checkpoint for backup id
crowvalley_1079629802, calculated blocks: 13147044 blocks in cpr: 13081508
09:40:43.760 [2140.3540] <2> write_data: Received checkpoint for backup id
crowvalley_1079629802, calculated blocks: 13147044 blocks in cpr: 13081508

Workaround:
Disable the Checkpoint Restart feature in the policy, or create a maximum
fragment size in the storage unit that is less than four gigabytes.

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Description:
Media position error may occur while attempting to restore from a copy of a
backup created by Inline Tape Copy. The bptm log shows an entry similar to
the following (note the file number of 0):

13:12:27.348 [22187] <2> mpx_read_init: media id A00001, copy 1,
fragment 1 (839680 Kbytes) filenum 0 being considered for restore

The problem occurs when performing multiplexed backups using Inline Tape
Copy, and a new backup is started while waiting for a tape mount due to
hitting end-of-media.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, you can do the restore from the other copy.

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Description:
Synthetic backup did not recognize or work compressed images. As a result,
a synthetic backup would ignore compressed images.

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Description:
Cannot restore from a CheckPoint Restart job that was restarted.

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Description:
When a backup job using Checkpoint Restart with a file list of
ALL_LOCAL_FILES either fails or is suspended before the first checkpoint is
taken, then the resumed backup job will skip the backup of the first local
file system it would have backed up, and exit with status code 0.

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Description:
An interrupted Checkpoint Restart backup would time out after the backup
was resumed.

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Description:
Queries for images that have XBSA extended data fail in bprd when trying to
connect to dbm while the socket is being overwritten. This issue has been
address by increasing the size of the data buffer by 2048 bytes per file to
account for the XBSA extended data.

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Description:
bptm fails with a segmentation violation when the media Disk Staging
Storage Unit sends a duplication job to the master server.

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Description:
The restore of a backup created by NetBackup 4.5, or earlier
NetBackup releases may fail on NetBackup 5.0. This defect
applies to backups of a raw partition and backups of a
file whose size is 1GB or greater.

The failed restore may return an exit status of 0, and it
may otherwise appear to have succeeded. However, the restored
file will not contain all the data of the original file.
Alternatively, the restore may exit with a status of 3 or 5.
The tar debug log may contain a message of "invalid tar header"
for the failing file.

In addition, attempts to verify the backup image may fail on
NetBackup 5.0.

Workaround:
1. Expire the backup image.
2. Import the backup image.
3. Run the restore.

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Description:
Catalog archiving does not properly handle images written by
NetBackup 3.1.1. Using the archive tools with images that do not have a
CATARC ID can result in a catalog file being backed up and removed without
the CATARC ID being written.

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, add the line "CATARC 0" to the catalog image file
before including it in a bpcatarc call.

Additional Notes:
If the images have already been archived without the CATARC value being
written, you can recover the files by restoring the them from the backup
that resulted from the initial bpcatarc call.

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Description:
If a policy with checkpoints enabled uses a storage unit with a maximum
fragment size, and the maximum fragment size is reached prior to the first
checkpoint, the job may not be resumeable. When the job is resumed, bptm
fails with a 223 error.

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NB_50_1_M
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Description:
Check to make sure a group entry exists in the xinetd
files for the Macintosh 10.1 client. If one does not exist,
remove the existing xinetd file and create a new one.

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Description:
When starting a backup using the -i (immediate) and -L (logging) options,
the job does not appear in the bpjobd monitor (Activity Monitor).

The ability to use backup progress logging on clients when using the
bpbackup -i command, which is currently disallowed by bprd and bpbackup,
has been added. In addition, bpbkar is successfully receiving the
-L option, indicating that bpsched is passing the log file successfully.

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Description:
Add an exit 0 after checking for NBAR processes.
If NBAR is present but not up, the grep causes bpps to
end with a non-zero exit status. GDM, at a minimum,
checks bpps' exit status.

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Description:
bplist processes paths and interprets '..' and '.' in paths. This does not
allow the use of a path such as 'x/./y', which NetWare uses. A change
was made to allow '/\./' to be interpreted as '/./'.

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Description:
The scheduler can get socket read failures if the shell script writes
error messages to stderr. The bpsched log will have messages like the
following:

12:26:41.325 [4427] <2> get_string: buffer space for 5121 bytes, but
incoming data needs 1668248940 bytes
12:26:41.325 [4427] <2> get_string: (7) inadequate buffer space for data
12:26:41.325 [4427] <16> readstring: get_string failed: Error 0 (0),
incoming data too large for buffer (-1)
12:26:41.325 [4427] <8> read_bpbrm_stderr: readstring failed: socket read
failed (23)

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Description:
After using the job monitor to terminate a backup, the bpbkar process
on the client can sometimes hang in exit processing looking for a status
message that was already sent.

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Description:
Imports or verifies with detailed logging can take much longer than
without detailed logging.

Workaround:
Don't request detailed logging.

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Description:
Restores of remote clients initiated from a NetBackup server with detailed
logging can take much longer than restores without detailed logging.

Workaround:
Don't request detailed logs or initiate the restore from the remote
client.

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Description:
bptm core dumped when the TPC buffer size was set to 256K, and the backup
included a directory with many files of less than 512 bytes. The TPC
mover was a Pathlight, which advertises a maximum number of segments per
command of 256, but will support over 4096.

Workaround:
To eliminate this failure, reduce the TPC buffer size to 128K or less.

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Description:
Bad characters may appear in the Device Identifier field of the "scan"
utility output for some devices. The "scan" utility now displays the
correct Device Identifier information.

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Description:
An error message that indicates a failure to obtain device target
information from the 3pc.conf file is being overwritten by a "device not
found" error message, thus making it impossible to detect certain
misconfiguration errors.

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Description:
The parsing of bp.conf in some of the packaging and install
scripts, when looking for SERVER entries, was not
restrictive enough and extra entries were being pulled in.
The parsing has been corrected.

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Description:
The parsing of bp.conf in some of the packaging and install
scripts, when looking for SERVER entries, was not
restrictive enough and extra entries were being pulled in.
The parsing has been corrected.

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Description:
The bpsched process core dumped and left a child process still running. The
remove_from_mpxgrp_activelist() function attempts to free pool information,
but the pool pointers are really residue. Changed add_to_active_job_lists
() function to initialize the malloc'd structure.

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Description:
FlashBackup does not restore VxFS meta data correctly. For example, if a
file contains VxFS attributes (such as reserve or fixed extent size), the
file restore will fail resulting in a zero length file.

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Description:
Added functionality to check for and handle errors when converting from
char to wchar_t.

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Description:
The Q_CLIENT_FIM_LIST and Q_IMAGE_INCREMENT_RESUME in the header file
are equal. Fortunately Q_CLIENT_FIM_LIST is NOT used to query bpdbm. It
is only used locally in the source file. To resolve this issue, the
Q_CLIENT_FIM_LIST has been reassigned.

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Description:
A minor change was made to a while loop condition in the SGI sparse file
processing code to eliminate a possible infinite loop.

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Description:
bpdgclone failed when a volume has dco log.

online_util log:
09:33:22.155 [27646] <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - make_new_vol:
executing /usr/sbin/vxmake -g clone_hdsdg_clone < /var/tmp/DGCLBAAquaGd2
09:33:22.156 [27646] <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - vxvm:vxmake: ERROR:
Dco my_test_dco not in configuration
09:33:22.156 [27646] <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - vxvm:vxmake: ERROR:
getting associations of :
09:33:22.156 [27646] <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - Bad record name
09:33:22.156 [27646] <2> onlfi_vfms_logf: INF - could not vxmake
from input file /var/tmp/DGCLBAAquaGd2


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Description:
Problems with barcode errors in exabyte libraries have been fixed. In
addition, fixes for cleaning tape recognition in Compaq/DEC rebadges of
Overland libraries and Sony CSM serialization are also included.

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Description:
In NetBackup 5.0, cluster_config would not start the daemons on a NetBackup
media server or after a master server upgrade. This issue has been
corrected so that cluster_config does start the daemons.

Workaround:
The user must start the cluster services manually using the appropriate
command for their system. If /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/cluster/.do_templates
is present, the user must run this script to configure the NetBackup
templates and then delete it on all nodes of the cluster.

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Description:
Changes have been made to use version 3.23.58 of MySQL for nbdbd.

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Description:
The VCS monitor script would change the value of .NBU_STATE if it detected
processes were offline. This resulted in cluster_active occasionally giving
an incorrect status and causing failures during upgrades or reinstalls. To
resolve this issue, changes were made to the monitor so the .NBU_STATE is
not changed. The NBU_STATE is only changed during an online, offline, and
clean now.

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Description:
Changes were made to correct problems when using the NetBackup TruCluster
agent with 5.1B pk2 and 5.1 pk5. These patches from Hewlett Packard put
brackets around process names and break the caa_netbackup monitor script.

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Description:
NetBackup 5.0GA incorrectly allows the user to select the 'Use data mover'
attribute for Microsoft Windows NT and FlashBackup-Windows policy types for
Advanced Client.

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Description:
NBAC has required use of FQDN host names in the past. Now host names are
accepted as short or long host names and are converted to long host names
internally as needed.

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Description:
If an inline tape copy job starts with multiplexing set to 1, another job
with multiplexing set greater that one will attempt to multiplex with the
first job. The multiplex setting of 1 on the first job caused the job to
run without multiplexing enabled. The second job will fail because it
cannot multiplex with the first job.

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Description:
If a restore fails because of a media mount timeout, bprd may core
dump when it finishes processing the restore.

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Description:
Because of the complex nature of timezone and daylight savings time
interaction, the timezone correction factor for daylight savings time was
using the wrong value and caused an incorrect check to see if daylight
savings time is currently in effect. Changes to the timezone correction
macro were made to resolve this issue.

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Description:
The log analysis utilities (backuptrace, backupdbtrace, importtrace,
restoretrace, duplicatetrace, verifytrace) could not be executed by a non-
root administartor in an NBAC configuration with NetBackup 5.0 GA. The
problem was caused by the install permissions on these scripts.

This patch will install these scripts with permissions that will allow them
to be executed by a non-root administrator. The non-root administrator must
be defined under NBAC.

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Description:
A 134 status error would be displayed as an attempt or retry in the
Activity Monitor even though they are not counted as tries. A change has
been made to the scheduler to not send an "end_try" to bpjobd when a
134 status error is received. In addition, a message as been added that
indicates the job was queued again because of a 134 status error.

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Description:
An imported backup of a backup copy other than copy 1 would base the
expiration time on the backup time rather than the current time, which
would result in the imported backup expiring too early.

Workaround:
The bpexpdate command may be used to change the expiration of the imported
backup.

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Description:
If the bpschedreq -predict command is executed with a time that is not the
current day, the exclude dates will not be taken into account.

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Description:
Generated a much smaller Synthetic Image than a previous TIR incremental
image when the Synthetic image should have been about the same size as the
TIR incremental image.

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Description:
FlashBackup for Windows does not support backup for cross-mounted volumes.
This issue has been resolved and backups for cross-mounted volumes are now
supported.

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Description:
Several database files could be left open under certain rare error
conditions. Over a long enough time, the vmd process could run out of file
descriptors.

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Description:
A suspended restore can be restarted more than once if it takes a while
to transition to the active state.

Workaround:
Even though the state doesn't change in the job monitor, don't try
to resume a restore job more than once.

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Description:
On servers that do not support xbp, the resource files XNB* were not
installed. The effect is not seen on the server, but when pushing client
binaries to client platforms (using ftp_to_client) that DO support xbp,
this causes an error because the XNB, XNB.dt was not available for a push.

Workaround:
After installing on a server, run:
cp /usr/openv/netbackup/XNB* /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/

Then, push out client bins (such as, rerun ftp_to_client).

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Description:
Use of the DISK keyword to specify that an extended copy command be sent
to a disk involved in the backup does not work with HDLM managed disks
because the algorithm to convert the disk path to the corresponding sg
path does not work for the HDLM device.

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Description:
Backups of directories fail. Changes were made to the compile of bpbkar to
not use the -dgetdents flag because it does not support the 64-bit file API.

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Description:
Collection of disaster recovery information from Windows clients fails.
The symptoms of this problem include:
1. Policy is configured to collect disaster recovery information.
2. Server connections to the client are supposed to use vnetd.
3. A firewall is present between the servers and the client.
When the server attempts to connect to the client to collect the disaster
recovery information, it will not use vnetd and it will fail.

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Description:
Auto path correction will down drives that have a valid path, but do not
respond to commands. To address this issue, the auto path correction can
now down drives that do not have valid paths. In addition, this change
enables ltid to start even with missing paths.

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Description:
File promotion is a new feature of VxFS4.0 Storage Checkpoint. Using the
file promotion feature, a deleted file can be recovered quickly from the
the most recent checkpoint. Advanced Client Instant Recovery does not
support VxFS file promotion in the 5.0 GA release.

Additional Notes:
You can turn off file promotion by touching a file
/usr/openv/netbackup/DISABLE_VXFS_FILE_PROMOTE.

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Description:
Added the ACS_CSI_HOSTPORT and ACS_SSI_INET_PORT entries to vm.conf. This
allows these variables to be set in the vm.conf and used to start acsssi
when a firewall is between the NetBackup server and the ACSLS server.

(All UNIX NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Fix memory leak during tar restore of migrated files.

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Description:
The restore paths are incorrect for NDMP path-based history.

The list of files for an NDMP backup image are missing the original backup
path. This occurs with path-based file history running NDMP V4.

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Description:
Enhance bptm to use MEDIA_UNMOUNT_DELAY for duplications to reduce
unnecessary unmounts/re-mounts during Vault sessions.

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Description:
Added support for the following Libraries:
- ADIC Pathlight VX
- Dell PV-136T and PV-160T
- HP E-Series Library
- Qualstar RLS-4221
- Quantum SDLT600
- Quantum ValueLdr
- Quantum ValueLoader
- Sepaton S2100
- Sony CSM Library Serialization

In addition, several changes have been added to address serialization,
library inventory, and extend/retract issues. The following list
identifies the library and the issue that has been corrected.

- Dell-PV-136T fixed inventory issue
- Library Serialization on Sony CSM library series
- Serialization for HP5597A
- library inventory issue with Quantum M-Series libraries (missing magazine)
- extend/retract issue on ADIC Scalar 1000

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Description:
The bpvxver script does not always return the proper version of VxVM on
HP-UX systems.

(NetBackup Clients: HP )
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Description:
When automatic path correction is enabled, if the customer has a mix of
serialized and unserialized robots, some robotic paths may be incorrectly
changed.

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Description:
When changing the drive type and the robotic residence of a drive, some
combinations would yield the error message, "This robot does not support
multiple media types."

Workaround:
To avoid this issue, the user can make the required change in two steps:
1. Change the drive's type.
2. Change the drive's residence.

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Description:
For FlashBackup on Windows, individual file restores of compressed files
were not restoring the data correctly in all cases. The major problem
existed when a single compression frame was split between extents,
something that would occur with fragmented disk allocation.

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Description:
A 174 error (media manager - system error occurred) occurred when an end-of-
media status was returned while trying to write a end-of-file marker on the
tape. This may occur on Windows or SGI platforms. The bptm log will show
an entry similar to the following:

00:30:40.803 [3256.4608] <2> io_ioctl: MTWEOF encountered EOM (error 1100),
return EOT

This is followed by an entry indicating "buffers out of sequence", and the
174 error.

(All NetBackup Servers: Intel-NT Sgi)
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Description:
Two issues caused the NDMP dump levels to always be 1. The issues were:

1. When merging the STREAMS.alt file into the STREAMS file, the dump
level of the last backup was over written. This caused incremental backups
to repeatedly use dump level 1 instead of incrementing each time.

2. If there was no previous full backup, the incremental backup dump level
did not initialize correctly.

Additional Notes:
This fix was integrated into the 4.5MP path, but the 4.5FP and 5.0 paths
were missed.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The Java restore interface cannot browse files beyond the mount point for
a point-in-time rollback.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The "bpimagelist -l" command option in the NetBackup 5.0 release
concatenates the 13th and 14th fields on the FRAG line. These fields are
the Tape Allocation Date Timestamp and the Device Written On.

For example, in the following example the 13th field on the FRAG line is
11 characters long and is actually the value "1062583209" and the
value "0" is concatenated.

FRAG 1 1 1856 0 2 12 1 T00000 zrp 65536 0 10625832090 0 *NULL*
1063188009 0 65536 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Additional Notes:
Scripts that use the "bpimagelist -l" output may fail or produce
erroneous results.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Drives were being downed each time a system-imposed limit on the value of
a semaphore ID was exceeded causing avrd to exit with an "Error in Semaphore
Operation" error in /var/adm/message.

Workaround:
Down the NDMP drives that are not working.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP Intel-NT Linux RS6000 Solaris)
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Description:
When a synthetic backup is being created, the program bpsynth suspends tape
volumes that contain images needed for the synthetic backup. Afterwards,
bpsynth unsuspends those volumes.

Bpsynth is suspending and unsuspending even when a volume was originally
suspended or frozen. The result is that previously frozen or suspended
volumes are no longer frozen or suspended after the synthetic backup job
completes.

To correct this issue, bpsynth does not suspend or suspend tape volumes
that were originally suspended or frozen or full.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
FlashBackup, either UNIX or Windows, can now use disk storage units as
its backup medium.

(All NetBackup Servers: Solaris)
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Description:
The data image, which is created by synthetic backup, will have a default
retention level set to two weeks. The retention level that the user has set
through the configuration was not used.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Synthetic coordinator failed to contact the bpdm process when it finished
its reading task.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When using synthetic backup on a large number of disk fragments from a disk
data image, it fails to communicate with the synthetic engine, bpsynth and
the coordinator, bpcoord.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
FlashBackup for Windows does not support the backup of cross-mounted
volumes and produces no error message. The backup succeeds but there is no
catalog information visible for the file system mounted on the junction
point.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
If a client is down when the scheduler is doing autodiscovery, and the
NetBackup Administration Console for Windows attempts to modify a policy,
the policy may get deleted.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Performing multiple-map ejects to an ACS robot with more than two LSMs
could fail if ADJ_LSM entries are not specified in the vm.conf file on the
media servers connected to the robot. The default behavior of assuming the
LSMs are interconnected in a line was not working. The workaround of
specifying ADJ_LSM entries is no longer required when the LSM physical
configuration is interconnected in a line.

Workaround:
Put ADJ_LSM entries into the vm.conf file on media servers connected to the
robot describing the physical interconnections of the LSMs.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
An NDMP backup restore will fail if you do not use set the mount point
inode number to 2.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
An Incremental backup, after a synthetic Full Backup, may cause bpdbm to
core dump.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A Synthetic Full backup takes too long to create a backup of more than
20,000,000 files.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
A function call to insert_key_list had parameters that were misplaced.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Running cron and/or jobs with NetBackup access control enabled requires
that either the expire date of operating system credentials be lengthened
using the VxSS utilities, or that accounts be created in the VERITAS
private domain database with renewable credentials. nbac_cron is a new
binary that simplifies the process of making unattended scripts NetBackup
access control aware.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Updated acsssi to include the firewall support from STK for ACSLS.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The tldcd and tl8cd robotic daemons may not be very resilient to having
connections opened and closed quickly with no data. This does not affect
Windows NT systems.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The scheduler cancelled suspended jobs prematurely. The Windows Open File
Backup does not reuse same snapshot when resuming.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Bpjava* executes (UNIX) commands by forking and exec-ing " /bin/sh -c
'<command>' ". An anachronistic side effect of executing commands, was to
coerce the form of <command> to be: "LC_ALL=<the locale>; export LC_ALL;
/bin/ls -l filename" where the intent was to insure that the command was
executed in the correct locale. This (currently) makes sense ONLY when the
command is executed from the master server, which is running in its own
locale and is oblivious to the locale requested by the Java client. The
user server is the ONLY command executed by the master, and the intended
locale of the user server is passed as an argument, and immediately set
after the server starts, thus rendering the LC_ALL= environment assignment
useless. All commands started by the user server will then (naturally)
inherit the locale, further rendering the LC_ALL= form superfluous.
Ordinarily, this (old) form is harmless at best, and redundant at worse...
except for one level of AIX which issues bogus setlocale failures FROM the
/bin/sh invocation... and spurious output from executed commands is not
welcome by the Java client... so... remove the locale environment variable
definition. Historically, it would still be necessary (or an alternate plan
devised) if the master actually executed commands, more than the user
server.

(All NetBackup Java GUI capable NetBackup servers and clients)
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Description:
Added capability to run bpbackup with both -i and -L options at the same
time. In this case, a progress log will be created on each client machine
in the policy, as well as on the server running bpbackup.

(All NetBackup UNIX Clients)
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Description:
Added capability to run bpbackup with both -i and -L options at the same
time. In this case, a progress log will be created on each client machine
in the policy, as well as on the server running bpbackup.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When initiating an immediate backup from the NetBackup Administration
Console for Windows, a warning is displayed if the policy's "go into effect
time" is too close to the present. A query for the time on the server has
been added to allow the user interface to determine the time to see if the
policy can be initiated or not.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Non-stream in control frozen image jobs were not cancelled correctly when a
frozen image failure occurred (bpfis error). This resulted in the
non-stream in control jobs to backup the data multiple times.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Wildcards do not work with restores in multibyte character locales.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
NetBackup now uses the following date format when installed on a Japanese
operating system: 2004/01/19. This format is consistent with the generally
accepted format used in Japan.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When doing Oracle proxy copy, the Database (DB) files are treated as sparse
files. When the proxy copy backup is combined with local host or alternate
client off host backup, bpbkar reads the entire file to build the spares
array. This, for large DB files, can take a long time to finish and cause a
performance drop in comparison to a standard backup.

(NetBackup Clients: HP Solaris Solaris9 )
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Description:
Oracle Server free with alt-client does not work if multiplexing is
enabled. This change also improves snapshot error handling during snapshot
creation and deletion.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
If a VxFS file with an extent over 1 terabyte is restored, the restore
hangs at the beginning and eventually the server times out.

(All NetBackup UNIX Clients)
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Description:
A cancelled Catalog Backup job leaves the media in the drive instead of
unloading it and moving it back to its slot. Subsequent use of the drive
fails because catalog media remains in the drive. Only a manual operation
from the command line is able to move the media back to its slot and make
the drive available for further NetBackup operations.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Verifying Network Data Management Protocol drives can fail because the end
of media (EOM) marker is not recognized. Commands such as bprecover, when
used with NDMP drives, may fail.

Workaround:
Use a non-NDMP drive.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP Intel-NT Linux RS6000 Solaris)
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Description:
When a checkpointed job resumes, the Activity Monitor displays a 32-bit
integer instead of a 64-bit integer for the block count.

The bpsched debug log can contain very large values in its ESTIMATE and
ESTIMATE_STR lines.
Here is an example:
log.102703:13:37:09.617 [11222] <2> readstring: ESTIMATE_STR: buf
(ESTIMATE -1 -1 avocadocat_1067283424) backid 136924 files (-1), kb
(18446744073709551615)

This can happen when "Kilobytes Written" is set to its default value, -1.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Restoring from a FlashBackup backup on an HP-UX master server fails.

(All NetBackup Servers: Solaris)
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Description:
The NetBackup-Java Administration Console fails if NetBackup Access
Control is used to control access to NetBackup and users who are not
administrators try to log into a NetBackup server on a Windows system.
Users who are not administrators do not have the appropriate permissions
to write to the log directories and files on the Windows system.

Workaround:
Non-administrator users must have write permission to the NetBackup log
directories and files on the Windows system. The workaround is documented
in the NetBackup 5.0 Release Notes for UNIX and Windows, "Operational
Notes", "NetBackup Java Interfaces", "General Notes", item 5, Windows 2000
NetBackup host access from NetBackup-Java interface as a non-administrator.

(All NetBackup Java GUI capable NetBackup servers and clients)
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Description:
The NetBackup jobs database daemon (bpjobd) may fail when the bpdbjobs
command, with the -report and -all_columns options, is used to query the
database.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When resuming a suspended backup job with Windows Open File Backup enabled,
the resumed backup will not re-use the original backup job's volume
snapshots. Instead, if the WOFB Error Control configuration setting was set
to Abort on Error, the resumed backup job will abort and a status 156-
snapshot error will be encountered. If the WOFB Error Control configuration
setting was set to Disable Snapshots & Continue, the resumed backup job
will be resumed without any volume snapshots. This behavior is not correct
and the resumed backup job should re-use the original, suspended backup
job's snapshot volumes if they were successfully created.


(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Occasionally, on RedHat Advanced Server 3.0, NetBackup does not detect
drives going from ready to not ready and then to ready again with a
different tape label.

(All NetBackup Servers: Linux)
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Description:
A number of manual steps are required in order to prepare hosts to use
NetBackup Access Control and in configurations involving a large number of
hosts, and a means of automating some of the preparation would ease the
initial configuration process.

The script "nbac_install_helper" installed in the goodies directory
provides basic support for automating the initial Access Control
configuration steps listed in the "Access Management" section of the
System Administrator's Guide. An executable version is also provided for
installations unable to take advantage of the scripted version.

Documentation describing use of the script is provided by "-usage" and "-
help" flags, by comments in the source code of the script, and by run-time
notices when configuration is attempted.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When resuming a suspended backup job with Windows Open File Backup enabled,
the resumed backup will not re-use the original backup job's volume
snapshots. Instead, if the WOFB Error Control configuration setting was set
to Abort on Error, the resumed backup job will abort and a status 156-
snapshot error will be encountered. If the WOFB Error Control configuration
setting was set to Disable Snapshots & Continue, the resumed backup job
will be resumed without any volume snapshots. This behavior is not correct
and the resumed backup job should re-use the original, suspended backup
job's snapshot volumes if they were successfully created.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When using the Java GUI to initiate drive cleaning, the drive names are
truncated after 22 characters.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The NetBackup scheduler may core dump when it prepares to exit if it is
trying to determine which storage units are busy.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Corrected numerous situations where a backup job could not be
restarted/resumed because the necessary information was not retained. The
most visible situations were the storage unit not available (219) errors,
but there were a number of other conditions.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Suppose the master server and media server are different machines. Suppose
that the media server and client are the same machine so that shared memory
backups and restores are normally done. Suppose the master server is
configured so that "connect backs" with the media server are done via
VNETD. The typical bp.conf entry on the master server would look
something like this:

CONNECT_OPTIONS = mediax 0 1 2

where "mediax" is the hostname of the media server. The digit "1"
signifiies that vnetd style connect backs are used.

In this case, restores will fail. Typically, the job will fail with error
code 5 and be marked as "incomplete" in the job monitor:

Workaround:
Don't use vnetd style connect backs with the media server if the media
server is a client.


All NetBackup Windows Clients All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
Customers using noauth authentication with the windows GUI would not be able
to start manual backup jobs if they were not an Administrator on the system
running the Windows GUI.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
VMD on any volume database host can corrupt the volDB (media database), and
may core dump. This is due to an error with the pool database, introduced
with NetBackup 5.0.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Restores of Windows paths containing "\" don't work.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Bpdbm failure in SQL agent browse for FI backups

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Scheduler started multiple jobs instead of just one when restarting a job.
This situation occurs when multiple multi-copy jobs are submitted for
restart/resume. The GUI sends all the selected job IDs, but scheduler needs
to perform a many to one mapping of the requests. Filtering is added to
scheduler to perform this mapping.

Workaround:
Select only one job of the multi-copy job set when performing a
restart/resume.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
VxFS file promotion does not support alternate location restore. A check is
required for Instant Recovery restore, for alternate location restore, file
promotion method needs to be turned off.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Add recognition for the ACS_LTO_200G vm.conf entry.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Email notification of backup status is not being sent for Windows clients.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Multi-stripe SQL RFI backup isn't displayed in SQL image browser. It
appears that bpbrm provides XBSA a bad restore list, setting the
xbsa_flag to XBSA_DATA_EXTENSION for some objects that do contain data.
The case occurs on multi-stripe retrievals, where the first set of
objects contain data, the next set contains no data and the third set
does contain data. After the second set starts using the
XBSA_DATA_EXTENSION (-3), it continues to be used for the third set
which does contain data.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Some conditions will cause bpplschedrep to crash when setting last day of
the month.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
If a multi-stream Windows backup is suspended or cancelled prior to
going "active" (for example: while the snapshot is being taken by stream
number one), then it's possible the suspended/cancelled backup can not be
resumed/restarted.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Jobs failing with a 134 status were not requeued.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Performing backups using an exclude list with non-fully-qualified path
names could cause significantly slower backup performance.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
tldd/tl8d dumping core when attempting to kill an orphaned child process.
Only happens when running NetBackup Media Manager in VERBOSE mode.

Workaround:
Remove the "VERBOSE" entry from your vm.conf file and do not start ltid
using the -v option.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
cancel job vxvm snapshot backup hanging

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Jobs ending with 134 and 59 exit codes were marked as incomplete and
cancelled. Correct operation would be to retry the job.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Multi-stream & multi-copy jobs fail if all storage units are of type disk.

Workaround:
Use at least one tape when performing multi-copy backups

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
The vfm.conf and vfm_master.conf files do not list FlashBackup as a
valid policy type as of 5.0. This was supported at 4.5FP3 and our
documentation (and developers) state that FlashBackup is supported with
VVR at 5.0. However, when 5.0 was shipped, FlashBackup was omitted from
the VVR FIM section.

(All NetBackup Servers: HP Solaris)
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Description:
libVnbconf and libVnbatST reported "Text file busy" when the
client binaries were being laid down on an AIX machine. This
is likely due to "someone" making a bpcd request to the
media server while the install was occurring. bpinst had been changed
in 5.0GA to avoid this issue but it was not expected that we needed
to change the other client pushing scripts too. Updated cp_to_client,
ftp_to_client, install_client, client_config and move_libs to run
slibclean, to put the affected files in *.new and then move them to
their real locations.


All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
PFI SQL images are not expiring properly.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
When the customer submits multiple jobs to a Disk STU with Max Jobs set
to 1, all the Submitted jobs go active.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:

On HP 11x PARISC systems, some 32bit executables were reporting
unresolved symbols when libVxSS_helper.sl was trying to be opened.

shl_findsym(/usr/openv/lib/libVxSS_helper.sl,_shlInit)/usr/lib/dld.sl:
Unresolved symbol: typeid__XTQ2_3std9exception_ (data) from
/usr/openv/lib/libVxSS_helper.sl/usr/lib/dld.sl: Unresolved symbol:
__nwa__FUlRCQ2_3std9nothrow_t (code) from
/usr/openv/lib/libVxSS_helper.sl/usr/lib/dld.sl: Unresolved symbol:
__nw__FUlRCQ2_3std9nothrow_t (code) from
/usr/openv/lib/libVxSS_helper.sl/usr/lib/dld.sl: Unresolved symbol:
__dt__Q2_3std9exceptionFv (code) from

The creation of this shared library was changed to link with two
C++ libraries.

Workaround:
If you are using database agents on a 32-bit HP/UX machine, rename the file
/usr/openv/lib/libVxSS_helper.sl. For example:

cd /usr/openv/lib
mv libVxSS_helper.sl libVxSS_helper.sl-5.0GA


(NetBackup Clients: HP)
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Description:
Unable to cancel, resume, or suspend when using bpdbjobs.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Resuming a checkpointed backup job resulted in selection of a disk storage
unit instead of a tape storage unit. This situation can arise at a site
that has a media server with both tape and disk storage units. A resume
needs to continue on the proper media. If initially tape, then resume on
tape. If initially disk, the resume on disk.

Workaround:
Don't mix disk storage units and tape storage units on the same media
server.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Cannot resume Windows multi-streamed backup jobs after error 219 (storage
unit not available).

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
Running backups using TIR with Move Detection can leave a hung bpbkar
process when any errors occur during the job.

All NetBackup UNIX Clients
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Description:
Synthetic Backup image is bad and will not restore.
When extent ends as fragments ends, synthetic engine didn't handle it
well. Additional data is copied and causing catalog mismatch with image.

(All NetBackup Servers)
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Description:
NDMP backup fails writing TIR data.

bptm log shows:
19:56:36.854 [2969] <16> write_data_tir: ERR - Cannot write TIR data to
media, NDMP return code 9.

ndmp logs shows:

19:56:36.801 [02969] 162988 -> (8) 267 [0] 19:56:36 NDMP_TAPE_WRITE
(0x304) NDMP_NO_ERR (0x0)
19:56:36.801 [02969] 162988 . data_out(0)=
19:56:36.801 [02969] 162988 ** End NDMP_TAPE_WRITE
19:56:36.850 [02969] 162988 <- (8) 599 [267] 19:57:51 NDMP_TAPE_WRITE
(0x304) NDMP_NO_ERR (0x0)
19:56:36.850 [02969] 162988 . error=NDMP_ILLEGAL_ARGS_ERR (0x9)
19:56:36.850 [02969] 162988 . count=0 (0x0)
19:56:36.850 [02969] 162988 ** End NDMP_TAPE_WRITE

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