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backup failing with bpstart_notify failed (73) after upgrade to Netbackup v 7.5.0.4

Created: 22 Apr 2013 • Updated: 23 Apr 2013 | 4 comments
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Hi All,

We have a problem, we are backing up our oracle db and archive log (al)  using script (attached), for long are running fine. Just today we upgrade the Netbackup client from 6.5.4 to 7.5.0. then we encounterd this error( see bellow.)

Then I uninstall the upgrade and put back to version 6.5.4 but the error still the same. Any idea what went wrong? BTW the script was not made by me, what I know it is jut to backup the oracle db or al.

The netbackup server is 7.5.0.4  running on RedHat Linux the client running on Windows 2003 server.

04/22/2013 17:16:00 - Info nbjm (pid=3785) starting backup job (jobid=108746) for client billimg01-bck, policy BILLIMG01_AL_BIP, schedule Daily_Full
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - Info nbjm (pid=3785) requesting STANDARD_RESOURCE resources from RB for backup job (jobid=108746, request id:{3F893572-AB2D-11E2-97CB-1F97F23881A4})
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - requesting resource ESL02_EBS5_MPX
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - requesting resource ebsbck.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.billimg01-bck
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - requesting resource ebsbck.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.BILLIMG01_AL_BIP
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - granted resource  ebsbck.NBU_CLIENT.MAXJOBS.billimg01-bck
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - granted resource  ebsbck.NBU_POLICY.MAXJOBS.BILLIMG01_AL_BIP
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - granted resource  400137
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - granted resource  ESL02_Drive9
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - granted resource  ESL02_EBS5_MPX
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - estimated 807260 kbytes needed
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - Info nbjm (pid=3785) started backup (backupid=billimg01-bck_1366622160) job for client billimg01-bck, policy BILLIMG01_AL_BIP, schedule Daily_Full on storage unit ESL02_EBS5_MPX
04/22/2013 17:16:00 - started process bpbrm (pid=6876)
04/22/2013 17:16:07 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) starting bptm
04/22/2013 17:16:07 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) Started media manager using bpcd successfully
04/22/2013 17:16:13 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) billimg01-bck is the host to backup data from
04/22/2013 17:16:13 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) telling media manager to start backup on client
04/22/2013 17:16:13 - Info bptm (pid=5260) using 65536 data buffer size
04/22/2013 17:16:13 - Info bptm (pid=5260) using 12 data buffers
04/22/2013 17:16:14 - Info bptm (pid=5260) start backup
04/22/2013 17:16:14 - Info bptm (pid=5260) Waiting for mount of media id 400137 (copy 1) on server ebs5-bck.
04/22/2013 17:16:28 - mounting 400137
04/22/2013 17:16:32 - Info bpbrm (pid=6652) sending bpsched msg: CONNECTING TO CLIENT FOR billimg01-bck_1366622160
04/22/2013 17:16:34 - connecting
04/22/2013 17:16:39 - Info bptm (pid=7052) setting receive network buffer to 263168 bytes
04/22/2013 17:16:39 - Info bpbrm (pid=6652) start bpbkar32 on client
04/22/2013 17:16:40 - connected; connect time: 0:00:00
04/22/2013 17:16:43 - Error bpbrm (pid=6652) from client billimg01-bck: ERR - bpstart_notify returned 73
04/22/2013 17:16:43 - Error bpbrm (pid=6652) client billimg01-bck EXIT STATUS = 73: bpstart_notify failed
04/22/2013 17:16:43 - Info bpbkar32 (pid=0) done. status: 73
04/22/2013 17:16:43 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) child done, status 73
04/22/2013 17:16:43 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) sending message to media manager: STOP BACKUP billimg01-bck_1366622160
04/22/2013 17:16:59 - Info bptm (pid=5260) media id 400137 mounted on drive index 0, drivepath {3,0,0,0}, drivename ESL02_Drive9, copy 1
04/22/2013 17:17:01 - mounted 400137; mount time: 0:00:33
04/22/2013 17:17:06 - positioning 400137 to file 9
04/22/2013 17:17:19 - positioned 400137; position time: 0:00:13
04/22/2013 17:17:19 - begin writing
04/22/2013 17:17:32 - Info bpbrm (pid=6876) media manager for backup id billimg01-bck_1366622160 exited with status 150: termination requested by administrator
04/22/2013 17:17:33 - end writing; write time: 0:00:14
bpstart_notify failed  (73)

Regard,

Iwan Tamimi
 

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Nicolai's picture

One of the scrip called in bpstart_notify may return a error message:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH57927

If you run the script by hand on the client does it output a error message or warning ?

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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Dyneshia's picture

In addtion, you need to upgrade your client back to 7.5.0 and apply the 7.5.0.4 patch.

What OS , NBU and ORACLE version is running on the client ?

Do you use anitvuirs on the client ?

Iwan Tamimi's picture

I think I found the problem:

  • the bpstart script includes login to the oracle database, this is the one failed
  • before we upgrade the Netbackup on the client to version 7.5.0.4 the Netbackup services running as user backupadmin (found out later) which has the priviledge to login to the db
  • when we upgrade the netbackup to 7.5.0.4 the user for the services became the Local System (default) and this user didn't have the prviledge to query to the db.
  • After we grant the permission, it is running fine.

Thank all for the help

Nicolai's picture

Thanks for providing the cause to the issue  yes +1 from me.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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