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orphaned media

Created: 15 Feb 2013 • Updated: 15 Feb 2013 | 9 comments
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Why we get orphaned media in nbrbutil -dump output?

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Marianne's picture

Is this a theoretical question or do you have a real issue?

We are happy to assist with REAL issues. Just show us your 'nbrbutil -dump' output along with real allocation in 'vmoprcmd -d' output.

We have no idea 'why' because we are not onsite to see what is happening in your environment that could cause this. We just know how to fix it.

 

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Marianne's picture

Please cancel your interview.

You have proved to everyone reading this forum that you are in no way ready to manage any NetBackup environment. After all this time, you should be able to answer questions, and not ask the same questions over and over using different user names.

If you scroll down, you will see a link called 'Training'. PLEASE use that.

Once you feel confident enough about your own skills, use the 'Assess Your Skills' link on the right-hand side of the Traning page. You will find Netbackup 7 and Netbackup 7.5 assessments.

HINT: 
A good backup admin does not have all the answers.
A good backup admin knows where to find the answers.

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Mark_Solutions's picture

Need a reference?

These are usually caused by a process crash or failure and information can be obtained from the relevant logs, messages or event logs (depending on the O/S)

Hope this helps

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Mark_Solutions's picture

Backup failure is less likely as that should clear down allocations cleanly following the failure - would only happen that way if the backup failure was caused by a process failure on the Master or Media Server

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CRZ's picture

And RLeon's reply was ignored - classic!

Please, I beg of you - ignore what looks like easy points and STOP enabling these threads.  I know you want to be helpful and we all appreciate help but this isn't the kind of help that helps ANYBODY regularly visiting Connect.  We will try to work harder on getting these threads deleted pre-emptively before you see an opportunity.


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mph999's picture

Wow - Orphaned Media ...

... and there I was thinking it was when Mummy tape and Daddy tape went out and got Frozen, leaving poor baby tape orphaned.

 

 

Regards,  Martin
 
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