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Error 156, no bpfis logging created

Created: 18 Oct 2013 | 4 comments

On a Linux NB7.1 domain, I have a Win 2008 R2 VM that 156's on VADP jobs, but succeeds on convential file system backups

The bpcd log on the VM show everything is working correctly on the Flash-Windows jobs.  However, the job exits with 156 instantly with the typical "FTL - snapshot creation failed, status 156" and "WRN - ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES is not frozen".  But then no bpfis log is written on the VM.

I can run tests ( bpfis delete -fim VSS -id test1 C:\ ) successfully and log to bpfis normally.

Where should I go to next after bpcd logs when a Flash-windows job never even creates a bpbkar or bpfis log?

 

 

 

 

 

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RamNagalla's picture

does the VM is able to make snaphsot from Vcenter?

what is the error that the Vcenter console is getting when the backup failed with snapshot?

you need to look into the bpfis log of the backup host.. not in the VM

verbose5's picture

The VM is able to make snapshots from VCenter.

The Vcenter error (when Netbackup is used)  says, "The guest OS has reported an error during quiescing.  The error code was 5.  The error message was VssSyncStart operation failed.  IDispatch error #8451 (0x80042303).

It has one static IP address.

vssadmin shows only Shadow Copy and all writers stable.

I have not enabled verbose logging on the Backup Host yet.  That will be scheduled next if required, but it would be nice if I could figure out what is wrong just from the verbose = 0 bpfis log fromt he Backup Host.

 

16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS error 10; see following messages:
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - Non-fatal method error was reported
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - vfm_configure_fi_one: method: FlashSnap, type: FIM, function: FlashSnap_init
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS method error 3; see following message:
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - FlashSnap_init: Veritas Volume Manager not installed.
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS error 10; see following messages:
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - Non-fatal method error was reported
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - vfm_configure_fi_one: method: vxvm, type: FIM, function: vxvm_init
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - VfMS method error 3; see following message:
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - vxvm_init: Veritas Volume Manager not installed.
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - FIS_ID=vm_hostname1.domain1_1382731528
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - Freezing ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES using snapshot method VMware.
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - ACT=vm_hostname1.domain1
16:08:52.818 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - Created mount point C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\temp\_vrts_frzn_img_ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES_19252
16:08:52.865 [19252.14368] <2> vnet_pbxConnect: pbxConnectEx Succeeded
16:08:52.865 [19252.14368] <2> logconnections: BPRD CONNECT FROM 10.125.63.71.55234 TO 10.122.8.88.1556 fd = 812

. . . truncating about 3,000 pairs of "fopen() failed: 2 0x00000002" and "fopen() failed: C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\var\host_cache" . . .

16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - Deleted mount point C:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\temp\_vrts_frzn_img_ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES_19252
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS error 11; see following messages:
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - Fatal method error was reported
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - vfm_freeze: method: VMware, type: FIM, function: VMware_freeze
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS method error 7; see following message:
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - VMware_freeze: VIXAPI freeze failed with 36
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS error 11; see following messages:
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - Fatal method error was reported
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - vfm_freeze: method: VMware, type: FIM, function: VMware_freeze
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - VfMS method error 7; see following message:
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <32> bpfis: FTL - VMware_freeze: VIXAPI freeze failed with 36
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <16> bpfis: FTL - snapshot creation failed, status 156
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - Thawing ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES using snapshot method VMware.
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES is not frozen
16:24:33.391 [19252.14368] <8> bpfis: WRN - snapshot delete returned status 20
16:24:33.406 [19252.14368] <4> bpfis: INF - EXIT STATUS 156: snapshot error encountered
 

verbose5's picture

Problem solved.  Anti-virus on the VM's was outdated and interfering.  I do not understand why an AV would block only snaps intitiated by Netbackup, but it's working now.