BE 2010 R3 2 days out of 5 not completing
I have BE 2010 R3 on a 2003 server. Recently, I had to swap out the tape drive due to dead heads. After updating the firmware and getting it all back to normal, there are 2 days in a schedule of a 5 day backup that just will not complete.
The content being backed up is and Exchange database and the contents of our file server, both remotely. The thing that makes this odd, is that new tapes do not like to run a full backup, and 3 of the old ones are working just fine, as these were until about a week after the drive swap. The Exchange backup happens first, then the file server. It asks for another tape, even though there should be room on it. I also noticed that the overall backup, both the Exchange and file server, runs slower than the other days.
There are no events happening on any server for the nights that it runs slow. I have tried formatting them, full erases, erasing with the drive utility, retension [which doesn't seem to do anything] and multiple different tapes. I have not tried using one from another day that I know works, but that is coming up next week.
The Exchange backup is running as an overwrite, and the file server as an append. There is enough native room on the tape to handle the data, and compression is on for the hardware. The compression does work, as I tested that.
Here are the summaries for a working and non working day:
|Name||Device Name||Job Type||Job Status||Percent Complete||Start Time||End Time||Elapsed Time||Byte Count||Job Rate||Error Code||Deduplication Ratio|
|FileServer Full||IBM 0002||Backup||Canceled||N/A||10/30/2013 10:10:04 PM||10/31/2013 10:45:40 AM||12:35:36||154,738,093,036||604.00 MB/min|
|Exch Store full||IBM 0002||Backup||Successful||100%||10/30/2013 9:05:04 PM||10/30/2013 10:57:35 PM||1:52:31||57,550,875,180||756.00 MB/min|
|FileServer Full||IBM 0002||Backup||Completed with exceptions||100%||10/29/2013 10:10:03 PM||10/30/2013 3:31:19 AM||5:21:16||159,761,340,648||867.00 MB/min|
|Exch Store full||IBM 0002||Backup||Successful||100%||10/29/2013 9:05:03 PM||10/29/2013 10:34:02 PM||1:28:59||57,259,358,816||1,133.00 MB/min|
Any insight would be very helpful.