Symantec NetBackup Media Manager status code 86 to status code 90

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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 86 to status code 90 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

Media Manager status code 86
Message: failed opening tmp output file
Explanation: The vm.conf file or temporary working file cannot be opened.
Recommended Action: On UNIX and Linux, check for the existence and
permissions of the /usr/openv/volmgr/misc directory, /tmp directory, and
/usr/openv/volmgr/vm.conf file. On Windows: check for the existence and the
security properties of the install_path\Volmgr\vm.conf file.

Media Manager status code 87
Message: failed redirecting tmp output file
Explanation: The system call dup2(3C) failed during an attempt to direct interface
output from a temporary file to the process’s standard output.
Recommended Action: Investigate the operating system functionality that is
related to resource limits on the number of open files. Ensure that extraneous
signals do not interrupt processes.

Media Manager status code 88
Message: failed initiating child process
Explanation: Acommand cannot be ran. This error can occur due to the following:
the command permissions do not allow it to be ran or system resources such as
memory and swap space are insufficient.
¦ Examine command output, debug logs, and system logs for a more detailed
message on the error.
See “Setting debug logging to a higher level” in the Troubleshooting Guide.
¦ Check the permissions on the vmcheckxxx, vmupdate, and oprd binaries, and
(on Windows only) the rdevmi installed binary.

Media Manager status code 89
Message: another daemon already exists
Explanation: vmd (the NetBackup Volume Manager daemon on UNIX and Linux
or NetBackup Volume Manager service on Windows) tries to initialize and found
that it was already running, according to the daemon or the service lock file.
Recommended Action: Check to see if vmd is already running. Do not try to start
another vmd daemon or service until you first shut down the daemon or the service
that is running. Stop the vmd that is running with vmctrldbm -t. On Windows,
use the system Services interface. If the daemon or the service unexpectedly
terminated, remove the lock file. The lock file is
/usr/openv/volmgr/misc/vmd.lock (UNIX and Linux) or
install_path\Volmgr\misc\vmd.lock (Windows). Then restart vmd.

Media Manager status code 90
Message: invalid volume pool
Explanation: A request was made to add volumes, change the volume pool for a
volume, add a bar code rule, or change a bar code rule. However, the volume pool
name or number that is associated with the requested change is in conflict with
the requirements for volume pools.
These requirements are as follows:
¦ Volumes in scratch pools cannot be assigned until they are first moved to
another pool.
¦ Volume pool numbers cannot be negative.
¦ Volume pool names must consist of from 1 to 20 printable ASCII characters
with no embedded whitespace.
¦ The None volume pool is the only valid pool for the bar code rule entries that
specify cleaning a media type.
¦ Examine command output, debug logs, and system logs for a more detailed
message on the error.
See “Setting debug logging to a higher level” in the Troubleshooting Guide.
¦ Ensure that the specified volume pool does not violate the requirements noted.
Use the vmpool command to display the pool information. Use the vmrule
command to display the bar code rule information. Add or change volume
pools and bar code rules as needed to rectify inconsistencies in cases where
the databases are inconsistent or corrupted.

Hope this was helpful.

Thanks,
SQLServerF1 Team
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