NDMP (EMC filer) backups are failing with EXIT STATUS 229
|Article:TECH69091|||||Created: 2009-01-25|||||Updated: 2013-10-28|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69091|
When using the NetBackup for NDMP agent, a backup of an EMC filer can fail with EXIT STATUS 229. The failure will not occur until all of the backup data have been sent to the storage unit, at which point NetBackup performs a validation check of the data that were sent by the EMC filer. If the backup image is deemed to be invalid, the backup will report the EXIT STATUS 229 error code.
events out of sequence - image inconsistency
The reason for the failure relates to the inode map, that is sent to NetBackup by the filer. If the data sent from the filer contains more than one file with the same inode number, this causes the NetBackup validation check to fail the backup with EXIT STATUS 229. This problem is usually seen with very large NDMP volumes and/or volumes where files are constantly being created and removed, which can result in newer files/directories using the same inode details which were related to other files/directories that were backed up earlier in the same backup.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH69091