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AIX Restore with error

Created: 19 Jun 2013 • Updated: 15 Jul 2013 | 1 comment
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I am trying to restore the AIX backup to one of the media server as a folder. However, I got error as following

6/20/2013 8:57:20 AM - begin reading
6/20/2013 8:58:08 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=3252) from client bk002: TRV - last message being suppressed after 10 occurrences 
6/20/2013 8:59:28 AM - Critical bpbrm(pid=3252) from client bk002: FTL - tar received an invalid archive   
6/20/2013 8:59:28 AM - Info tar32(pid=4456) done. status: 13          
6/20/2013 8:59:28 AM - Info tar32(pid=4456) done. status: 13 - file read failed      
6/20/2013 8:59:28 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=6608) child done, status 13         
6/20/2013 8:59:28 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=6608) sending message to media manager: STOP RESTORE HKAIX_SRV     
6/20/2013 8:59:29 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=6608) media manager for backup id HKAIX_SRV exited with status 13: file read failed
6/20/2013 8:59:29 AM - restored image HKAIX_SRV - (file read failed(13)); restore time 00:06:08
6/20/2013 8:59:34 AM - end Restore; elapsed time: 00:09:24
invalid error number(2826)
I found on some forum which mention that the reason of failure is the file structure different between AIX and Windows, so there are no way to restore it to the windows platform, is it true?
Also, I have SAN with some protocol, for example CIFS, if it is possible to restore to the file sharing at SAN?
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Yasuhisa Ishikawa's picture

As shown in other discussions, cross platform restore between UNIXs/Linux(Standard policy type) and Windows(MS-Windows policy type) is not supported. You need to restore AIX files onto UNIXs/Linuxs clients.AIX client is best in this case as incompatibility of extended attributes between FSs may raise warning or error message while reastore.

You can restore MS-Windows backup to CIFS using Windows client, but can't Standard backups to CIFS.

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