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Created: 11 Dec 2012 • Updated: 11 Dec 2012 | 8 comments
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I have lots of error 50 in my environment.

I have gone through the documents and came up with below conclusion:

Delete (or move) the following file:
Unix: /usr/openv/netbackup/db/jobs/bpjobd.act.db
Windows:  <install-path>\VERITAS\NetBackup\db\jobs\bpjobd.act.db

Remove any files in the .\trylogs that match the jobid(s) that are stuck. 
 Remove any files in the .\ffilelogs that match the jobid(s) that are stuck. 

. Remove any files in the .\restart that match the jobid(s) that are stuck. 


  1. What is the difference between deleting and renaming the act.db file?
  2. What are orphan jobs?
  3. if i delete the act.db file ,when backup will run,this will be recreated again?

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revarooo's picture

1) Deleting will remove all history permanently, there is no going back. Renaming means you can recover the job info if you wish to backout of removing the jobs.

2) Orphaned jobs are jobs that are stranded and won't delete

3) It should do yes

Please check out this technote about "ghost" jobs and status 50:

In NetBackup 7.5 you can remove orphaned/ghost jobs without having to stop NetBackup.

Andy2345's picture what is better?rename or delete?

2. stranded means?

3.Ghost jobs and orphaned jobs are same?

4.can we freeze act.db file?

Marianne's picture

1. The choice is 100% yours. I would rename.
2. Try Google or English dictionary
3. Yes
4. How or why would you want to do that?

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Andy2345's picture

4.So that no new jobs can be active.

revarooo's picture

If you want to freeze scheduled jobs from running, run: nbpemreq -suspend_scheduling

you can re-enable scheduled jobs with: nbpemreq -resume_scheduling

Andy2345's picture


From the command line, run:

/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bprdreq -terminate

Cant i run the above command?

revarooo's picture

You can run any command you want, it's your system. If you just want to stop schedule jobs from running, then the commands I gave will do that. bprdreq -terminate will also stop you from running backups but it will terminate bprd and you will have to restart it manually afterwards.