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pax: write : I/O error in hpux ignite backup

pax: write : I/O error in hpux ignite backup

My "make_tape_recovery" command finished as:

pax: write : I/O error
pax: A write error has occurred.
WARNING: The pax command returned a non-zero exit status (exit status 1)
* Creation of system archive complete
Note:diskinfo failed for device at:/dev/rdsk/c0t0d0
* Cleaning up old configuration file directories
3 REPLIES
R.K. #
Honored Contributor

Re: pax: write : I/O error in hpux ignite backup

Hi Imteyazul,

Please check if the tape is inserted and is in working condition.

Also check:
/var/opt/ignite/recovery/datetime/recovery.log

Regds..
Don't fix that what ain't broke
OldSchool
Honored Contributor

Re: pax: write : I/O error in hpux ignite backup

hmmph...pax man page doesn't state what a status of 1 indicates, beyond it did execute successfully...

it also appears that you may have disk drive issues, which may, or may not be related.

check pax by trying to archive some files to a new tape using the device you specified in the ignite command.

If that works, then it could have been tape problem or other transient error.

Also investigate the diskinfo error posted for /dev/rdsk/c0t0d0
Tricia Sambrano
Frequent Advisor

Re: pax: write : I/O error in hpux ignite backup

Would you be able to post the recovery.log file?
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