In 126.96.36.199 Netbackup environment ( we have 3 different environment of Netbackup), most of the backups are failing with error 156
Operation Status: 0
10/16/2014 08:18:34 - end Application Snapshot: Cleanup Resources; elapsed time 0:00:00
10/16/2014 08:18:34 - begin Application Snapshot: Delete Snapshot
10/16/2014 08:18:35 - started process bpbrm (pid=2304)
10/16/2014 08:18:40 - Info bpbrm (pid=2304) Starting delete snapshot processing
10/16/2014 08:18:42 - Info bpfis (pid=9912) Backup started
10/16/2014 08:18:42 - Critical bpbrm (pid=2304) from client xxxxxx.com.au: cannot open E:\Program Files\Veritas\NetBackup\online_util\fi_cntl\bpfis.fim.aude3db003nabwi.basdev.aurdev.national.com.au_1413407872.1.0
10/16/2014 08:18:42 - Info bpfis (pid=9912) done. status: 1542
10/16/2014 08:18:42 - end Application Snapshot: Delete Snapshot; elapsed time 0:00:08
10/16/2014 08:18:42 - Info bpfis (pid=0) done. status: 1542: An existing snapshot is no longer valid and cannot be mounted for subsequent operations
10/16/2014 08:18:42 - end writing
Operation Status: 1542
Operation Status: 156
snapshot error encountered (156)
Solved! Go to Solution.
It can happen if the the netbackup online_util directory is not excluded from the anti virus scan, at least on windows
Also have had to clean out the online_util sub directories by hand after problems with the snapshots
What happens i f you try to create a snapshot with queisce file system from vsphere on the failing VMs ?
Is there any events in the vsphere and system logs on the VMs ?