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Backups of specific LVM volume fail ('Error E5D40024: Snap device torn down due to excessive I/O on the Volume.') when using Symantec System Recovery Linux Edition (SSR-L).

Created: 18 Oct 2012
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Product(s): Symantec System Recovery (formerly Backup Exec System Recovery) - SSR 2011, Symantec System Recovery (formerly Backup Exec System Recovery)
Severity: Non-data threatening / major functionality
Status: Investigating/gathering information
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Backups of a specific LVM volume fail with the error listed below. Other LVM volumes backup successfully.


Error E5D40024: Snap device torn down due to excessive I/O on the Volume.
Error E0A20019: Backup Failed.

The messages log shows the following error:

finrod kernel: numSectors in request is not on block boundary, invalidating snap


Red Hat 5.8 x64


There is currently no workaround to this issue.

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