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Probles using fbackup

Hi everyone!
I hope you guys help me as you did it before.
I'm using "fbackup" in HP UX with tapes, and I get different errors when I try to execute it, it happens several days ago.

I use this line:

fbackup -f /dev/rmt/0m -0vg /.respaldo

Where ".respaldo" is my directories list.

i /users
i /usr/local
i /opt/perl5

And I get this:

fbackup(1421): no history is available for graph file ./.respaldo (below level 0)
fbackup(1004): session begins on Wed May 20 00:51:40 2009
fbackup(3038): output file /dev/rmt/0m is not a valid device file for backup
fbackup(3019): would you like to enter a new output file?

I was looking for a solution over the internet, but I find nothing specific to solve it.

I don't know how correct will be to create a new output file.

Thanks in advanced.
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Fabian Briseño
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Probles using fbackup

Hola Jeziel.

what is your hardware address for tape ?

run command:
ioscan -fnC tape

what does it display ?




Knowledge is power.
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Probles using fbackup

Are you absolutely sure that your tape drive is /dev/rmt/0m?

If so, what kind is it?

What does 'ioscan -kfnC tape' show?

Also, what version of HP-UX are you running?

Some older versions of HP-UX required patches to support some of the newer tape drvies.

Re: Probles using fbackup

This is..

# ioscan -fnC tape
Class I H/W Path Driver S/W State H/W Type Description
======================================================================
tape 0 10/12/5.0.0 stape CLAIMED DEVICE HP C1533A
/dev/rmt/0m /dev/rmt/0mnb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0BESTn /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDSb
/dev/rmt/0mb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0BEST /dev/rmt/c1t0d0BESTnb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDSn
/dev/rmt/0mn /dev/rmt/c1t0d0BESTb /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDS /dev/rmt/c1t0d0DDSnb
kemo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Probles using fbackup

hi

it seams that you don't use the right special file for your tape device

the solution:

ioscan -fnC tape


and get the correct path to your tape device like
/dev/rmt/...


and do
fbackup -f /dev/rmt/... -0vg /.respaldo


thanks
kamal

Re: Probles using fbackup

Patrick:

Until that day, it was working perfectly. I do this backup weekly.

This is my "old washing machine", as I call it.

# uname -a
HP-UX isso2 B.11.00 A 9000/800 262287381 two-user license
# model
9000/800/K410

I'm using an external device with HP 8GB DDS-3 tapes.
kemo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Probles using fbackup

hi

make sure that correct media inside the tape device.

issue mt -f /dev/rmt/0m status

thanks
kamal
Fabian Briseño
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Probles using fbackup

"I'm using an external device with HP 8GB DDS-3 tapes."


Is the device DDS2 or DDS3 ?

Are the tapes DDS2 or DDS3 ?

Knowledge is power.

Re: Probles using fbackup

Fabian:

Both are DDS3.
Fabian Briseño
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Probles using fbackup

Have you tryed using a different tape ?
Knowledge is power.

Re: Probles using fbackup

Fabian:

No, I didn't.

I'll try, and I will tell you the result.
Fabian Briseño
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Probles using fbackup

OK. also remember to assign point for helpfull answers
Knowledge is power.

Re: Probles using fbackup

I used other tape and it worked again.

Thanx a lot!

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