Error 6 " the backup failed to back up the requested files"
How verify if this is a fail or not ?
bpbkar log on the client
bptm and bpbrm log on the media server
These logs must cover the time period of the failure.
Details of the job from the details tab for the failed job in Activity Monitor
OS of master and media server and client (+ versions)
Version of NBU on master/ media/ client
Has this ever worked
When did it start to fail
Does it fail everytime
If it did work, what has changed
There are several errors in NetBackup that essentially require you to deduce the reason.
Error 6 is one of those.
For example, if you are backing up Oracle, NetBackup passes control to RMAN and if there are issues RMAN lets NetBackup know there were problems, and NetBackup ends with error 6.
You need to review the oracle log file to determine WHY the backup failed.
NetBackup 220.127.116.11 on Solaris 10
EMC Data Domain 990 VTL via FC
Actually means that the script the backup called returned a non-zero status
Usually the bphdb and dbclient(need 777 permission on unix) log on the client can give an indication of the problem
Have also found it useful to run the script directly from the prompt on the client
if you are backing up Oracle, sh.out file contains the Oracle error codes to figure out actual issue.
Regards, Taqadus Rehman