Symantec NetBackup status code 1539 to status code 1545


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 1539 to Status Code 1545 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

NetBackup status code: 1539
Message: Backup policy generates snapshots but storage lifecycle policy does not
handle them
Explanation: The backup policy generates snapshots because you have selected
the Perform snapshot backups and the Retain snapshot for Instant Recovery
orSLPmanagement on the ChangePolicy dialog box. The referenced SLP cannot
process snapshots because it does not include a Snapshot operation.
Recommended Action: Do one of the following:
¦ Change the backup policy to use an SLP that provides snapshot support.
¦ Change the backup policy so it does not generate snapshots.
¦ Change the SLP to include a snapshot operation.

NetBackup status code: 1540
Message: SLP expects snapshots but backup policy does not create them with
SLP management enabled
Explanation: The maximum snapshot limit for this policy is reached and no
existing snapshot is eligible for rotation.
RecommendedAction: Find and expire the existing snapshot which is no longer

NetBackup status code: 1541
Message: Snapshot creation failed
Explanation: The maximum snapshot limit for the policy has been exceeded and
no existing snapshots are eligible for expiration.
Explanation: One of the following is true:
¦ None of the existing snapshot copies is eligible for expiration because all the
copies are in snapshot duplication pending mode.
¦ None of the existing snapshot copies is eligible for expiration, because they
have not yet reached their retention period (fixed retention).
Recommended Action: Do not try to expire a snapshot copy that is still pending
or has not reached its retention period.

NetBackup status code: 1542
Message: An existing snapshot is no longer valid and cannot be mounted for
subsequent operations
Explanation: An existing snapshot has become corrupted or the snapshot no
longer contains all the required data. It cannot be mounted and cannot be used
for any further NetBackup operations, including backup from snapshot or restore.
Any pending SLP operations have been automatically cancelled.
Recommended Action: Run a new backup job to generate a new snapshot.

NetBackup status code: 1543
Message: Policy type is not compatible with SLP operations
Explanation: Policies of the type specified cannot be used with the referenced
SLP because they do not support the SLP operations, including SLP characteristics
such as snapshot operations.
RecommendedAction: Choose a different SLP that is compatible with the policy

NetBackup status code: 1545
Message: Schedule type is not compatible with SLP operations
Explanation: A policy schedule refers to an SLP as its storage destination, but
the schedule type is not compatible with the operations performed by the SLP.
RecommendedAction: Choose a different SLP that is compatible with the schedule

Hope this was helpful.

SQLServerF1 Team
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