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Ignite backup failed

Occasional Contributor

Ignite backup failed

hi ,

I taking ignite backup on superdom SD64B os version 11.23 its getting failed ..logs is below

pax: write : I/O error
pax: A write error has occurred.
WARNING: The pax command returned a non-zero exit status (exit status 1).
ERROR: The find_files command failed (exit status 141).

ERROR: The make_sys_image command failed. The system recovery archive will
not be created.

======= 01/29/09 16:02:09 IST make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully

i am using commmand :

make_tape_recovery -Av -a /dev/rmt/0mn -I -x inc_entire=vg00
Exalted Contributor [Founder]

Re: Ignite backup failed


Probably the /var file system is lacking enough free space to do the pax backup of temporary files or the tape is bad.

Try another tape and try cleanup -c 1 as root to clear some quick space, or use sam to trim your logs

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Ignite backup failed

Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Ignite backup failed


can you please post the O/P of the

#ioscan -fnCtape

load a media to the tape freshly and try the following to test the tape write operations.

load the media in the tape, then

#mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn rewind
#mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn status

this should the Drive and Status As Online.

Try the write operation to the tape:

#tar cvf /dev/rmt/0mn /tmp

if all is fine:

#mt -t /dev/rmt/0mn rewind

#make_tape_recovery -v -x inc_entire=vg00 -a /dev/rmt/0mn

Honored Contributor [Founder]

Re: Ignite backup failed

Please cleanup the tape or insert a new tape and try again
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