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Tape drive issue

Created: 19 Jun 2013 | 3 comments


we have 2 drives.The 2 drives contiunsly going to down state.when iam trying to bring the up state.they will be coming up state after 15 to  20 mins they are going to down state the jobs are failing.

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mph999's picture

What is in the bptm log on the media server


Also check the os system messages file  / event logs if windows

Also check :

/usr/openv/netbackupdb/media/errors file on the media server

(windows - <install path>\veritas\netbackup\db\media\errors )

Also, what details tdo you see in the details tab for the job in activity monitor.

The 'guide' above is reasonable, but for this issue do NOT update the device mappings file, that will not be the issue and unnecessary changes should not be made.


Regards,  Martin
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Marianne's picture

Windows XP? I guess not!

Please add VERBOSE entry to ...\Veritas\volmgr\vm.conf

Stop/start NBU Device Management Service.

Verify that ..\Veritas\NetBackup\logs\bptm folder exists. Create folder if not.

Next time drives goes DOWN, check Event Viewer System and Application log for errors.

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