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DPX 3.5 SP2 backup running but no activity

 
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Occasional Contributor

DPX 3.5 SP2 backup running but no activity

Hi,
I have a full backup running but it has got to 98% and if you look at the screen there is no speed of the backup showing, the tape says writing, the status says opened for write but the whole thing has stopped dead. This happens nearly every time the backup runs. It has backed up 450gb from 600gb selected. Why would it just stop.
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Re: DPX 3.5 SP2 backup running but no activity

I have seen the same thing under two distinct situations.
1. there was a really large file (DVD image)being written to tape, progress showed it at 4kb, percentage didn't move either and it just seemed to sit there. Turned out it was running after all and completed after much patience.

2. the tape had popped out because full.
The latter case showed me an alert later.
Being at a remote location makes it easy to not see a tape being ejected :-)
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Re: DPX 3.5 SP2 backup running but no activity

Thanks for that.

I may have found the problem, there was a server that was low on disk space C: = 200mb, could be that this was causing the backup to slow down.