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NDMP backup writes its data then sits there...for hours.

Created: 19 Jun 2013 | 3 comments

More ndmp woes.

I have direct attached NDMP on a remote media server.

The backup puts the data on tape, takes maybe 2 hrs, 716GB,4.5m files.Quite a few...

Then tells me backup complete.

Then sits there ooh its been there for 2hrs now doing seemingly NOTHING.

06/19/2013 11:33:47 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: DUMP: Wed Jun 19 11:33:46 2013 : We have written 677975814 KB.
06/19/2013 11:38:45 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: DUMP: Wed Jun 19 11:38:46 2013 : We have written 715288892 KB.
06/19/2013 11:38:57 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: ENHANCED_DAR_ENABLED is 'T'
06/19/2013 11:38:57 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: ACL_START is '733552191488'
06/19/2013 11:39:03 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: DUMP: dumping (Pass V) [ACLs]
06/19/2013 11:39:03 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: DUMP: 716363660 KB
06/19/2013 11:39:03 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) whorchnfas01: DUMP: DUMP IS DONE
06/19/2013 11:39:05 - Info ndmpagent (pid=18500) NDMP backup successfully completed, path = /vol/xx_yy_groups/groups/zz & aa/

This is the last entry in the log. Other NDMP backups work fine before and after. This backup used to work fine.

Very frustrating.

Master and media server are 7504.Master=Sol10, media=Win2008R2, filer =netapp ontap 803

TIA,Jim
 

 

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jim dalton's picture

For comparison here is a very similar backup / data profile

06/16/2013 17:00:50 - Info ndmpagent (pid=3957) NDMP backup successfully completed, path = /vol/wnsxx_unit
06/16/2013 17:02:00 - Info bptm (pid=3970) EXITING with status 0 <----------
06/16/2013 17:02:00 - Info bpbrm (pid=3912) validating image for client clientx
06/16/2013 17:02:01 - Info ndmpagent (pid=3957) done. status: 0: the requested operation was successfully completed

 

So it should just validate and exit. The bptm doesnt seem to be arriving.

jim dalton's picture

And cant be killed via right-click 'Cancel Job' in admin GUI. Gotta love it.

Only way to get shot of it is via ndmpd on the filer itself.

There is some network lateny...and a possible scenario outlined in the forum I'm looking at.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH27873

Jim

smurphy's picture

I would be interested to see what the bptm log shows from 11:39 onward.  Also the ndmpdlog from the filer, although that is not enabled by default.

Steve Murphy
NetBackup Technical Support
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