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Physical Volume Library Drive Not Found Backup Exec 2010


You use the borrowdev command if a backup or restore job is requesting assistance. You can reply to the input request by using the rpyjob command, but this technique can be cumbersome for multiple commands because obtool issues a prompt after each command. The borrowdev command temporarily overrides the tape device reservation made by the requesting job and enables you to run arbitrary tape library or tape drive commands. You can use the returndev command to release the tape drive and use the catxcr or rpyjob commands to resume the job.




Physical Volume Library Drive Not Found Backup Exec 2010



Assume that you press the Enter key to return to the obtool prompt. In this example, you insert a tape into slot 2 of the tape library, borrow the tape drive, load the volume from slot 2 into the tape drive, and then release the tape drive with the returndev command.


By default, Oracle Secure Backup allows all tapes in a tape library to be accessed by all tape drives in the tape library. For libraries containing multiple tape drives which perform backups concurrently, you might want to partition the use of the tapes.


Indicates the mode that the system can use for a volume physically loaded into a tape drive. When a tape is mounted in a tape drive, the tape is positioned in the tape drive so that it is in the correct configuration to perform the specified action. Valid values for mode are as follows:


Shows jobs currently requesting input. For example, a job might require input if you try to restore a backup from a multivolume volume set while using a standalone tape drive or if a volume required for a restore operation is not available in a tape library.


Use the lssection command to list backup sections matching the criteria specified on the command line. A backup section is the portion of a backup image that occupies one physical volume. Oracle Secure Backup obtains backup section data from the backup sections catalog.


An import-export element, identified in the lsvol output with the prefix iee, is used to move volumes into and out of the tape library without opening the door (thus requiring a full physical inventory). It is sometimes called a mail slot and is physically present only on certain libraries.


This example displays the volumes that can be recycled in tape library vlib1. In the command output, for the volume with Volume ID RMAN-DEFAULT-000001, the Expires field displays "(content deleted)". This indicates that all the backup pieces on this content-managed volume have been deleted.


Enables Oracle Secure Backup users to receive email when Oracle Secure Backup needs manual intervention. Occasionally, during backup and restore operations, manual intervention of an operator is required. This situation can occur if a required volume cannot be found or a volume is required to continue a backup. In such cases, Oracle Secure Backup sends e-mail to all Oracle Secure Backup users who belong to classes having this right.


When you first configure tape libraries that have multiple drives, while assigning DTE numbers to the drives in Oracle Secure Backup, it is important to observe the DTE numbering scheme from the perspective of the physical library. The numbering of the drives is not an arbitrary, sequential value that you can assign. It must correspond to the correct order within the library; else the following error occurs when Oracle Secure Backup attempts to unload a misconfigured drive: Error: can't execute command - source is empty.To determine the DTE numbers within a tape library, on the user interface or the front panel of the library, find the drive serial number for each DTE number and then ensure that you assign the correct DTE number to the corresponding drive in Oracle Secure Backup. After you configure the drives in Oracle Secure Backup, use the following command to verify that your DTE numbers are accurate:


Lists the volumes needed for a restore and gets their status as either onsite or offsite. An onsite status means that the volume is in a library or drive. An offsite status means that the volume is in a storage location and must be recalled.


Use the rmsection command to inform Oracle Secure Backup that a backup section is deleted. Oracle Secure Backup does not physically remove the section from the volume, but indicates in its backup sections catalog that the section is removed. You can view the status of a section by running the lssection command. Typically, you use rmssection only when the backup sections catalogs require manual update.


Physical Windows Server 2008 R2 w/SP1 Standard server. Acts as a dedicated media server for Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3. When performing a system state backup of this media server, the job fails with a VSS error. I have attempted to run the system state backup with Microsoft's backup utility. It also fails. I have a 6 TB LUN connected via iSCSI for a backup target which I did not use for the Microsoft backup test. All other backup jobs run successfully for the physical and virtual environment.


I still have not found a resoluton to this issue. I did attempt the suggestion from BTTT4's post. After I made the change, I was able to backup the System State with the Microsoft backup utility, but the System State backup continued to fail with Backup Exec 2010. And once I attempted to create the backup with Backup Exec 2010, it would no longer backup with the Microsoft backup utility. Even after rebooting the server. I don't have a clue. Anybody out there got any new information?


I do have a remote storage array connected via iSCSI acting as a "backup to disk" target. This volume does have a drive letter assignment. I also have iSCSI connectivity into my VMware SAN which allows the Backup Exec software to have direct SAN access to the volumes for backing up my virtural servers. The BE software only needs RO access to the VMware volumes. The volumes do not have drive letter assignments and theyare not titled "System Reserved". VMware does not advise assigning drive letters to these volumes.


Cannot get BE 2010 to backup a system state with a 4 TB USB drive even connected to the system, not backing up the 4 TB drive, or backing up to the 4TB, backing up to another drive on another server altogether


If you want to copy the database from the last backup taken directly from the DPM replica volume, use mountvol.exe to assign a drive letter to the replica volume using the GUID from the SQL script output. For example: C:\Mountvol X: \\?\Volumed7a4fd76-a0a8-11e2-8fd3-001c23cb7375\


CD to the X: drive and navigate to the location of the DPM database files. Copy them to a location that's easy to restore from. After the copy is complete, exit the psexec cmd window, and run diskshadow.exe and unexpose the X: volume.


These backup applications can perform a copy operation using Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) to transfer data directly from the virtual tape library (VTL) to the physical tape library (PTL) over a Fibre Channel connection.


To use the DXi Path to Tape (PTT) feature, you must configure both the DXi and the backup application. In addition, for all backup applications, configure a physical tape library (PTL) that is connected to the same network as the DXi.


Veritas Backup Exec is a data protection software product designed for customers with mixed physical and virtual environments, and who are moving to public cloud services. Supported platforms include VMware and Hyper-V virtualization, Windows and Linux operating systems, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Storage, among others. All management and configuration operations are performed with a single user interface. Backup Exec also provides integrated deduplication, replication, and disaster recovery[1] capabilities and helps to manage multiple backup servers or multi-drive tape loaders.


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