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Is there any way to rememer error codes of netbackup easily ?

Created: 05 Nov 2012 • Updated: 06 Nov 2012 | 7 comments
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Marianne's picture

For me the only way to remember is experience!
If you have seen enough status 71's (for example), you will remember it!

 Quick lookup on NBU server (or Admin Console on my desktop):

bperror -S <status-code> -r

or Status Code Guide: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5181

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jim dalton's picture

Open up the job details from activity monitor in Admin Console, Detailed Status tab...'Troubleshooter...' button, type in the code in the box and 'Lookup'.

Nicolai's picture

Years of experience....

memorize these and you will be cover 90% of all occurrences.

13 file read failed
14 file write failed
24 socket write failed
25 cannot connect on socket
41 network connection timed out
48 client hostname could not be found
58 can't connect to client
59 access to the client was not allowed
71 none of the files in the file list exist
84 media write error
86 media read error
129 Disk storage unit is full
196 client backup was not attempted because backup window closed

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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mubarack.s's picture

Hi All,

Thanks for the information shared.

I would like to know for examble[ error code 1 to 40 network related errors, 41 to 60 hostname error,] is there any segrecation is there in error codes.

Thanks,

 Thanks and regards,

Mubarack.S 
Marianne's picture

There is no official categorization.

Also not a good idea to even try.
For example, status 12, 13, 14 are file-related, but status 13 and 14 can also be socket/network related.

Experience is the best way. 
Troubleshoot each error as per the guides provided above.

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