Symantec NetBackup status code 146 to status code 150


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 146 to Status Code 150 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

NetBackup status code: 146
Message: cannot get a bound socket
Explanation: The service or daemon did not bind to its socket. A system call fails
when the daemon (UNIX and Linux) or service (Windows) attempts to bind to its
configured port number. This error is usually caused when another process
acquired the port before the daemon or service started.
Recommended Action: Do the following, as appropriate:
¦ Examine the NetBackup Problems and All Log Entries reports.
¦ Create bprd and bpdbm debug log directories and retry the operation. Check
the resulting logs to see the system error message that resulted from the
If another process has the port, use other system commands to determine the
process. Based on this research, either change the port number in your
services file or map or terminate the process that acquired the port.
On UNIX and Linux, another possible cause for this error is the use of the kill
command to terminate bprd or bpdbm. If you have to stop bprd, use the
Terminate Request Daemon option on the Special Actions menu in bpadm.
To stop bpdbm, use the /usr/openv/netbackup/bin/bpdbm -terminate
command. Use of the kill command to stop these processes can leave them
unable to bind to their assigned ports the next time they are started.
To identify a bprd or a bpdbm problem, look for lines similar to the following
in the debug log for the respective process:
<16> getsockbound: bind() failed, Address already in use (114)
<32> listen_loop: cannot get bound socket. errno = 114
<4> terminate: termination begun…error code = 146
Similar entries can appear in the reports.
¦ If the problem persists longer than ten minutes, it may be necessary to restart
the server.

NetBackup status code: 147
Message: required or specified copy was not found
Explanation: The requested copy number of a backup or an archive image cannot
be found.
Recommended Action: Correct the request to specify a copy number that does

NetBackup status code: 148
Message: daemon fork failed
Explanation: A NetBackup service did not create a child process due to an error
that was received from the system. This error is probably an intermittent error
that is based on the availability of resources on the system.
Recommended Action: Do the following, as appropriate:
¦ Restart the service at a later time and investigate the system problems that
limit the number of processes.
¦ On Windows systems, check the Event Viewer Application and System logs.

NetBackup status code: 149
Message: master server request failed
Explanation: None
Recommended Action: None

NetBackup status code: 150
Message: termination requested by administrator
Explanation: The process terminates (or has terminated) as a direct result of a
request from an authorized user or process.
Recommended Action: None.

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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