Can i use a tape Drive under netbackup control to backup some data using Solaris OS level backup to tape.
Backup Media Server is Solaris 10 Media Server.
Host running the backup is also the same Solaris 10 Server.
I am receiving drive in use error after in netbackup and backup failing with 96 after the Backup window closes.
Any suggestions to reset the drive.
Does this command helps for this issue?
nbrbutil -release MDS ######
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If you want to use OS commands such as ufsdump, cpio, tar, etc, please DOWN drive(s) in NBU for the duration of the OS level backup. Don't do this while NBU backup window is open - you will see confusion/errors like the ones that you've mentioned above.
Do not use tapes in library for OS level backups - NBU will try to overwrite them.
Why the need for OS level backups?
I think you will find tpreq interesting.
You can use Netbackup tpreq command to mount a user selectable tape. This will allocate the device and let you have your very own device driver to use (the -f option). You need to ensure you separate Netbackup tapes and OS level tapes in two separate tape pools. Netbackup will freeze tapes that does not have a Netbackup tape header on them.
You dismount the tape with tpunmount.
Thank you very much for your replies.
Please find attached the error and logs. All the backup jobs failing with 96 or 196.
08/28/2012 12:17:01 - awaiting resource Any. No drives are available
INfact the drive is not busy.
Master/Media Server on a single server Solaris 10.
SAS tape Drive connected to Master/Media.
Library Model sl 24