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SharePoint backups fail with status 71.

Created: 21 Mar 2013 • 4 comments
Gaurav Kaushal's picture
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Scary …!

 

One of the reasons that can cause this is the absence of FARMS key under

 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Veritas\NetBackup\BEDS\Engine\Sharepoint\

 

Sometime it may happen that the key is not present and will cause the backups to fail. The significance of this key is that it contains the information about the SharePoint farm.

This Key is created on SQL Backend Servers and contains the names of frontend servers that put their data on this backend server.

If you encounter such issue, you can use the following command to create the key and reattempt the backup.

bpresolver.exe query -c svw8scr5 -ct 8 -init_beds "Microsoft SharePoint Resources:\*"

Recently, while working on one of the cases, I used this command and it resolve the backup failure for us.

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callmebruce's picture

What else can cause this - my non-GRT backups are spawning child jobs which complete with 71 status...

Precisely what should the registry details be?

We have:

(Default)              REG_SZ                (WEBSERVER1,WEBSERVER2,CASERVER,APPSERVER)

SQLSERVER      REG_SZ                caserver.fully.qualified.domain.name

 

Should I run the bpresolver command above?

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Gaurav Kaushal's picture

What NBU and SP version are you using?

Can you please send me bpresovler(from front end server - the client specified in policy), bpbkar (SQL Backend) and BEDS Wrapper (from front end server - the client specified in policy) logs?

Thanks and Regards.
~gk

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Hey Callmebruce,

 

Is the issue resolved?

 

Regards,

Gaurav Kaushal

 

Thanks and Regards.
~gk

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Gaurav Kaushal's picture

We need to run the above command on frontend server.

Thanks and Regards.
~gk

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