I have a question about Backup Exec, actually we do incremental backups Monday to Thursday and do a Full on the week-end.
Some times the FULL backup do 50% of the job and failed, but we dont have the time to re-run the Full, and the monday the incremental backup is OK, but I want to know if all my files are backuped ? (because of the 50% full backup making before failed)
Sorry for my english, I hope you understand and thanks for your answer!
If the full fails than the incremental backup is based on the last incremental backup. In a disaster recovery situation all the incrementals would need to be restored in the correct order. To reduce the potential for issues a full backup needs to run successfully.
What error is the full failing with?
Thanks for your answer, I have an other question about that, because I think to understand than during the backup there is a "1 or 0" mark on the file to know if it's backup or not. So if the full backup mark 50% of files to 1 maybe the next Incremental doesnt backup these files?
The full failing because of hardware:
Error : e00084ed - A hardware error occurred.
I have a lot of tape with this state : "end marker unreadable" but there is only 1 - 10gb write..
And my second probleme is the time of backups, because somes backups take 20/25hours so i can't re-run them during the week-end..
End Marker Unreadable is due to the job failing and being unable to properly close the tape. Do a backup to disk if you have sufficient space. If this is successful, it is another indication that your tape drive is bad and needs to be replaced.
I make an other test, I quick Erase the 2nd tape and re-run the job and it's successfull..
I have this problem for a few weeks and on different tape (we have about 40-50 tapes)