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vdump: device busy error

vdump: device busy error

Hi All,
I am using vdump to do backup but recently I encounter a device busy error. I did not encounter this before until only recently.

>> /sbin/vdump -0 -v -u -U -C -D -f $tape /usr
vdump: can't open dev ; [16] Device busy

Hope to hear any reply from you soon.
Thanks.

2 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: vdump: device busy error

Knowing nothing, I'd guess from that message
that the tape drive is busy. I'd assume that
fuser or lsof could tell you who's using it.
(In a pinch, "ps" might give you some hints.)

Re: vdump: device busy error

ps did help.
VDUMP is working now.

Thanks.