Symantec NetBackup status code 151 to status code 155


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 151 to Status Code 155 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

NetBackup status code: 151
Message: Backup Exec operation failed
Explanation: The Global Data Manager console reported that a Backup Exec job
(backup, archive, or restore) did not complete normally.
Recommended Action: Consult the Backup Exec job history on the Backup Exec
server for details.

NetBackup status code: 152
Message: required value not set
Explanation: An incomplete request was made to the bpdbm process (on UNIX
and Linux), or the NetBackup Database Manager service (on Windows). This error
usually occurs because different versions of software are used together.
Recommended Action: Do the following, as appropriate:
¦ Verify that all software is at the same version level.
¦ For detailed troubleshooting information, create bpdbm and admin debug log
directories and retry the operation. Check the resulting debug logs.

NetBackup status code: 153
Message: server is not the master server
Explanation: This status code is reserved for future use.
Recommended Action: None.

NetBackup status code: 154
Message: storage unit characteristics mismatched to request
Explanation: A backup was tried and the storage unit selected for use had the
characteristics that were not compatible with the backup type.
Recommended Action: Verify that the characteristics of the selected storage
unit are appropriate for the attempted backup.
¦ For a NetBackup Snapshot Client, the policy storage unit was set to
Any_available and the off-host backup method was set to Third-Party Copy
Device or NetBackupMediaServer.Donot choose Any_available.Aparticular
storage unit (such as nut-4mm-robot-tl4-0) must be specified when
Third-Party Copy Device or NetBackup Media Server is specified as the
off-host backup method.
¦ For an NDMP policy type, verify the following: a storage unit of type NDMP is
defined and the NDMP host value matches the host name of the client. For
example, if the NDMP policy specifies toaster as the client, the configuration
for the storage unit must specify toaster as the NDMP host.
¦ For a policy type other than NDMP, verify that the policy specifies a Media
Manager or Disk type storage unit.

NetBackup status code: 155
Message: disk is full
Explanation: The write to the catalog file failed because the disk that contains
the catalog database is full.
Recommended Action: Free up space on the disks where NetBackup catalogs
reside and retry the operation.

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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