Would anyone be able to offer any help on failed backups for a 'FlashBackup-Windows' policy?
Client OS: Windows Server 2008 R2
NetBackup client: v188.8.131.52
Media Server OS: Windows Server 2008 R2
Policy type: FlashBackup-Windows
Flashbackups have newly been introduced into the environment for one server to backup one specific drive (size = 1.5 TB). They are set to backup to Tape (LT04 tape drive) have been failing with Status Code 156. Below I've included a snip from the Job Details in NetBackup Admin Console.
2/10/2014 3:11:16 AM - begin Flash Backup Windows, Start Notify Script
You'll notcice from 3:11AM to 3:31AM there is no activity
2/10/2014 3:11:21 AM - Info bpfis(pid=5480) Backup started
2/10/2014 3:31:39 AM - Critical bpbrm(pid=18215) from client someserver.server.net: FTL - snapshot processing failed, status 156
Any sugestions would be appreciated.
Please check if the follwing services are running on the windows client server and set to start automatic.
VSS (Volume Shadow Copy)
Also check the "event logs" are share if you find any error message for taking or deleting the snapshot. If I am thinking right, your server may be using other snapshot service available & its having some issue while accessing the snapshot.
Check using this command the number of snapshot providers on your server - vssadmin list writers
Hello Yogesh - thanks for your reply.
VSS is set to Manual, why would have to be set to start automatic? This Microsoft KB article suggests leaving it set to Manual http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee264206(v=ws.10).aspx
Event log (Application) shows a VSS error (note: modifed a little):
vssadmin list providers: