Symantec NetBackup Media Manager status code 127 to status code 130


Symantec NetBackup product is a backup and recovery product designed for enterprise users. Symantec NetBackup tool can be used to perform backups of SQL Server databases, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, PostGres Databases, flat file backups, etc, and provides various other features. Media Manager software is part of NetBackup which manages the storage devices and removable media.

Below are some of the NetBackup Media Manager status code 127 to status code 130 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

Media Manager status code 127
Message: unable to generate a unique media id
Explanation: A request was made to add volumes in the volume configuration
by using robot inventory update or by using a media ID seed. A unique media ID
was not generated because the “use seed” option was not specified, or because the
available media ID combinations were used up.
Recommended Action: If you use robot inventory update, ensure that all media
in the robotic library have readable bar code labels. Or request updates by using
a seed to generate media IDs for non-barcoded media automatically. If volumes
are added by specifying a seed, use a seed that allows media ID character
combinations beyond those already in use. To identify the slot that is associated
with the media that may not have a readable bar code, examine the command

Media Manager status code 129
Message: invalid drive name
Explanation: A request was made to the EMM/DA for a shared drive, and the
drive name was not recognized.
¦ Examine the daemon and reqlib debug logs for a more detailed message on the
See “Setting debug logging to a higher level” in the Troubleshooting Guide.
¦ Ensure that the drive name is from 1 to 48 ASCII characters in length. The
following special characters are allowed: period (.), plus (+), minus (-), and
underscore (_).
¦ Verify that the correct version of software is running on all servers.

Media Manager status code 130
Message: requested drive is already reserved
Explanation: A request was made to reserve a shared drive with the EMM/DA,
and the drive was already reserved for another host.
This error is a normal occurrence when drive resources are oversubscribed for
either of the following reasons:
¦ Independent schedulers or applications access the same pool of drives
¦ Hardware or media errors cause some drives that are allocated to jobs to become
¦ Check the system log and application (bptm) debug log to determine if hardware
or media errors have caused drives to become unavailable.
¦ If more information is needed on the drive reservation problem, examine the
following for a more detailed message on the error: command output, debug
logs, and system logs.
See “Setting debug logging to a higher level” in the Troubleshooting Guide.

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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