Empty media despite infinite retention time
We use Netbackup 6.5.4 on a windows 2003 machine wich connects to a Fujitsu Centricstor (Backup-to-disk solution)
The monthly backup has an infinite retention time configured.
I experience the following problem.
The past two monthbackups fail because all drives are offline.
In the logs i can see that Netbackup put these offline.
Netbackup asks the Centricstor to mount a (virtual) tape which according to Netbackup does not contain any data.
The tape DOES actually contain data and the physical tape which contains the virtual tape is stored in a third party location in a tapevault.
The Centricstore knows the tape is unavailable and Netbackup responds with a DOWN Drive command.
This goes on till all virtual drives are down.
bpmedialist -mlist -m M02930 returns:
requested media id is not assigned to this host in the EMM database
nbemmcmd -listmedia -mediaid M02930 comes up with:
Media GUID: 7ca014de-77d8-48cf-bbd2-671e592b7394
Media ID: M02930
Media Type: HCART
Volume Group: 000_00002_ACS
Media Flags: 1
Description: CS monthly offsite
Partner Barcode: --------
Last Write Host: NONE
Created: 09/07/2012 16:22
Time Assigned: -
First Mount: 10/06/2012 14:41
Last Mount: 10/06/2012 14:41
Volume Expiration: -
Data Expiration: -
Last Written: -
Last Read: -
Robot Type: ACS
Robot Control Host: NONE
Robot Number: 2
Cleanings Remaining: -
Number of Mounts: 1
Maximum Mounts Allowed: 0
Media Status: ACTIVE
Valid Images: 0
Retention Period: -
Number of Restores: 0
Optical Header Size Bytes: 0
Optical Sector Size Bytes: 0
Optical Partition Size Bytes: 0
Last Header Offset: 0
Adamm Guid: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Rsm Guid: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000
Origin Host: NONE
Master Host: hpbck01
Upgrade Conflicts Flag:
Pool Number: 14
Volume Pool: CS_MNTHOffsite
Previous Pool Name: -
Vault Flags: -
Vault Container: -
Vault Name: -
Vault Slot: -
Session ID: -
Date Vaulted: -
Return Date: -
Command completed successfully.
When i look in the CentricStor for the physical tape which contains de virtual tape (M02930):
(CSTORE:A)IUP0:~ # plmcmd query -V 000754
pos PV TL PVG state next-bl LVs - val cap/GiB valid/GiB val/%
1 000754 I500 P_MNTH _v__ 2659026 7 7 781.47 649.17 100
pos LV file-Id LVG bl_nr size/MiB save request at
1 M02927 0x00000006 L_MNTH 2 95340.132 12-10-06 15:29:48
2 M02930 0x00000002 L_MNTH 762729 95340.051 12-10-06 15:50:06
3 M02933 0x00000002 L_MNTH 381365 95340.279 12-10-06 15:46:12
4 M02938 0x00000002 L_MNTH 1144095 95340.250 12-10-06 16:29:17
5 M02939 0x00000002 L_MNTH 1525461 92706.754 12-10-06 16:44:31
6 M02943 0x00000002 L_MNTH 1896294 95340.043 12-10-06 20:31:51
7 M02945 0x00000002 L_MNTH 2277660 95340.187 12-10-06 21:54:12
Here you can see that de physical tape contains 7 virtual tapes which are all written the same day.
Two of them contains, according to netbackup, no valid data. LV M02930 and M02945.
According to the CentricStor all LV's contain valid data.
They are all written at the same day, within the same backup policy and all with Infinite retention time.
Is there a valid reason why Netbackup believes there is no valid data on these two virtual tapes (LV's)?
Thanks in advance,