Symantec NetBackup status code 121 to status code 125


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 and provides various features.

Below are some of the NetBackup status error codes from Status Code 121 to Status Code 125 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

NetBackup status code: 121
Message: no media is defined for the requested NB database backup
Explanation: When NetBackup attempted to back up its internal catalogs, no
media IDs were defined in the catalog backup configuration.
Recommended Action: Add the media IDs to the catalog backup configuration.
Verify that the media IDs are in the NetBackup volume pool.

NetBackup status code: 122
Message: specified device path does not exist
Explanation: The NetBackup internal catalogs were backed up by using the
bpbackupdb command line and by specifying a device path (on Windows) or a raw
device file (on UNIX and Linux) that does not exist.
Recommended Action: Retry the command by using a valid device file name.

NetBackup status code: 123
Message: specified disk path is not a directory
Explanation: When NetBackup attempted to back up its internal catalogs, the
backup attributes were set to dump to a disk. However, the disk file path already
exists and is not a directory.
Recommended Action: Specify a different disk path for the catalog backup or
delete the file that already exists.

NetBackup status code: 124
Message: NB database backup failed, a path was not found or is inaccessible
Explanation: One or more of the specified paths in the catalog backup
configuration were not backed up.
Recommended Action: Do the following, as appropriate:
¦ Check the NetBackup Problems report for additional information about the
The following are some possible causes:
¦ The path does not exist.
¦ On a UNIX or Linux system, one of the paths contains a symbolic link.
¦ After you determine which path cannot be accessed, correct the path names
in the catalog backup configuration.

NetBackup status code: 125
Message: a NetBackup catalog backup is in progress
Explanation: Only one NetBackup catalog backup can be active at any given time.
Certain operations are not allowed during an online catalog backup. (These include
catalog archiving, catalog compression, and expiration of the last copy of an
Recommended Action: Retry the operation after the catalog backup completes.

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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