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Nam block errors

Why am i getting invalid nam block records when I try to restore standard vms backup tapes. This is a new problem that just started happening and nothing has changed on the vms systems in years
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Re: Nam block errors

gunthjl1,

welcome to the OpenVMS ITRC forum.

It would help substantially, if you could provide further information about what you are trying to do (which command did you execute ?) and what the exact error message is.

Volker.
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Re: Nam block errors

Trying to restore files from a backup tape to hard disk...

using bac/lis/log mka500:diske/save_set [...]*.*;*

Error is... error writing to disk gollum:[000000]
Invalid nam block record
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Re: Nam block errors

gunthjl1,

just tried a BACKUP/LIS/LOG saveset/SAVE disk: command on OpenVMS Alpha V8.2 and it seemed to work in general.

Did you try without /LIST ?

Does a BACKUP/LIST of this saveset work ?

What OpenVMS architecture and version ?

Could you please give an exact example of the full error message ?

Volker.
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Re: Nam block errors

running open vms version 6.1. VMS wokstation (not an alpha)

Exact error message is...

BACKUP-E-OPENOUT, error opening GOLLUM:[000000]*.*;* as output
-RMS-F-RLF, invalid NAM block


Input command was...

bac/log mka500:diske/save_set [...]*.*;*

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Jack
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Re: Nam block errors

sorry...the error was... invalid related NAM block
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Re: Nam block errors

gunthjl1,

GOLLUM is supposed to be a logical name pointing to a mounted disk, right ?

What does $ DIR GOLLUM:[000000] give ?
And $ ANAL/DISK GOLLUM ?

BACKUP seems to have an internal RMS problem creating the destination file name.

Volker.
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Re: Nam block errors

Yes...Gollum is the disk name

dir gollum:[000000] lists the files on the top directory

analyze is giving me a TON BADHEADER errors....sound like a hard disk problem to you?
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Re: Nam block errors

First line after I issue the analyze command is...

error opening quote.sys....no such file
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Re: Nam block errors

gunthjl1,

the only mention of RMS-F-RLF errors in conjunction with backup, that I've found, are related to deep directories, i.e. if you try to restore to a directory deeper than 8 levels from [000000]. Could this be the case here ? What does BACKUP/LIS tape:diske/SAVE shows up as file names ?

The message about QUOTA.SYS missing can be igned, if you don't have disk quotas enabled on that disk.

Can you temporarily restore the desired files onto another disk ?

Volker.