PROBLEMS RESTORING OFF OF TAPE

 
David Pavlow
Regular Advisor

PROBLEMS RESTORING OFF OF TAPE

I performed a make_tape_recovery when I try to boot from the tape halfway through I get the following errors

pax_iux: [offset 0g+4m+630] I/O error

Any way to save what is on tape. ??
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: PROBLEMS RESTORING OFF OF TAPE

Usually a pax_iux error is fatal.

A few possible causes though.

Could be a tar file of 8 GB was included in the archive and pax_iux can't unpack it. Last time I personally experienced that issue was with a golden image in 2003.

Could be an i/o problem on the machine you are restoring to. You would need to correct the problem and then try using the tape again.

Could be a bad tape. End of story there.

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Pete Randall
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Re: PROBLEMS RESTORING OFF OF TAPE

Be sure to try cleaning the drive, too.


Pete

Pete
Binu_2
Advisor

Re: PROBLEMS RESTORING OFF OF TAPE

Hi

The I/O error indicates that pax could not read the contents of the tape. Pax gives these offset I/O messages when it thinks the contents are corrupt/unreadable


Are you able to take normal backup with that drive? Try cleaning the drive !


Binu
D Block 2
Respected Contributor

Re: PROBLEMS RESTORING OFF OF TAPE

are you certain you have all your files on the ignite tape? you can extract files from the tape device with out running ignite recovery.

also, take a look at another system and verify the make recovery log files.. that 'pax' is not erroring on other systems.

also, on the other system verify you have the latest 'pax' patch. swlist -l product |grep -i pax

sometime, the pax to the recovery file system complains because the file system is not set to 'LargeFiles'.
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