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himacs
Super Advisor

ignite error list expander

Hi Admins,

I m getting below error while running make_tape_recovery.

ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: Failed to get the archive size and the list of files which will be in
archive.

Command used is
make_tape_recovery -A -v -I -x inc_entire=vg00 -a /dev/rmt/0mn

please help on this


regards,
himacs

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Richard Hepworth
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ignite error list expander

Hi,

Try running this command on your system, it should hopefully show you the error that list_expander is finding:

/opt/ignite/lbin/list_expander -l /tmp/list_exander.out -S -C -f

Where should contain:

inc_entire vg00
himacs
Super Advisor

Re: ignite error list expander

Hi Richard,

Thanks for the reply..

/opt/ignite/lbin/list_expander -l /tmp/list_exander.out -S -C -f /tmp/ignite
WARNING: '/usr/bin/convert' is part of a circular link.
ERROR: Circular link error encountered. Aborting.


regards
himacs

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ignite error list expander

>WARNING: '/usr/bin/convert' is part of a circular link.
>ERROR: Circular link error encountered. Aborting.

You have a circular symlink and you must remove it. Does /usr/bin/convert point to itself?
himacs
Super Advisor

Re: ignite error list expander

Hi,

whats circular symlink.I have found
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 7 May 6 14:33 convert -> convert

If i remove the link ,as its a live production server

please help on this..


regards,
himacs
Richard Hepworth
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ignite error list expander

Hi,

That should be safe to remove as it is a pointless link. If something is looking for convert you can either copy it from elsewhere or touch the file.

regards,

Richard
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor
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Re: ignite error list expander

>what's circular symlink. I have found
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root sys 7 May 6 14:33 convert -> convert

That's one, it points to itself.
Why was it created in May?

>If I remove the link, as it's a live production server

I assume the sysadmin made a mistake in creating a symlink. This is next to useless:
$ ln -s convert convert
$ cksum convert
cksum: can't open convert: Too many levels of symbolic links

And if there was a "good" reason for creating it, not being able to take an ignite backup is a more serious problem.
himacs
Super Advisor

Re: ignite error list expander


Hi ,

I removed the link using unlink command.Now the backup has been started.But i got below error.Please tell me whats this about


/opt/ignite/bin/make_ipf_tape[332]: 13229 Memory fault(coredump)


regards
himacs

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: ignite error list expander

>But I got below error. Please tell me what's this about
/opt/ignite/bin/make_ipf_tape[332]: 13229 Memory fault(coredump)

Do you have the latest ignite version?
himacs
Super Advisor

Re: ignite error list expander

Hi,

The server is running with old ignite version.
I have heard that memory fault error will kill the ignite process.But when i checked backup was alive.

regards
himacs