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Backup problem

Ken West_2
Occasional Contributor

Backup problem

I receive the following message each morning:

Full backup failed on dccoil : Tue Aug 31 02:01:16 EDT 2004 .
For more information, see the log file /var/sam/log/br_log.

Output from fbackup:

br_backup: Invoking fbackup. See /var/sam/log/br_log for details.
fbackup(1004): session begins on Tue Aug 31 02:00:02 2004
fbackup(1517): /NAS not backed up - 'n' option (NFS) not specified
fbackup(1517): /net not backed up - 'n' option (NFS) not specified
fbackup(3203): volume 1 has been used 100 time(s)
fbackup(3204): volume used more than maximum, do you want to use this volume
anyway?
fbackup(3004): writer aborting
fbackup(1002): Backup did not complete : Reader or Writer process exit


Does this simply mean I need to use new tapes, or is something else going on? I am a newbie to Unix - sorry.
2 REPLIES
Marino Meloni_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Backup problem

I bever get this problem myself, but a first analisis is quite clear:
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fbackup(3203): volume 1 has been used 100 time(s)
fbackup(3204): volume used more than maximum, do you want to use this volume
anyway?
fbackup(3004): writer aborting
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somewhere 100 use has been defined, this trigger has been reached

I would suggest to run a bachup on a new tape and see if it will work
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: Backup problem

This is standard practise with fbackup. Once a tape has been used 100 times it will abort. My suggestion is to replace the tape, but you can get around it by writing a different archive to the tape and then using fbackup once again. This will restart the counter back to 1.

tar cvf /dev/rmt/0m /tmp
then use fbackup
Anyone for a Mutiny ?