Symantec NetBackup status code 157 to status code 160


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 157 to Status Code 160 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.

NetBackup status code: 157
Message: suspend requested by administrator
Explanation: Status code 157 is an informational message, which indicates that
the administrator suspended the job from the Activity Monitor. The job is in the
suspended state in the Activity Monitor. It can be resumed from the last checkpoint
by the administrator.
Recommended Action: The administrator can resume the job from the last
checkpoint from the Activity Monitor.

NetBackup status code: 158
Message: failed accessing daemon lock file
Explanation: The process cannot lock its lock file because an error was received
from a system call. This lock file synchronizes process activities (for example, it
prevents more than one daemon from running at a time).
Recommended Action: Do the following, as appropriate:
¦ Examine the NetBackup error log to determine why the system call failed.
Then correct the problem. It may be a permission problem.
¦ If the error log does not show the error, create a debug log directory for bprd
or bpdbm (depending on which process encountered the error). Increase the
unified logging level if nbpem, nbjm, or nbrb encountered the error. Use the
vxlogcfg command as explained in the following topic:
See “About unified logging” in the Troubleshooting Guide.
Retry the operation and check the resulting debug log.

NetBackup status code: 159
Message: licensed use has been exceeded
Explanation: A configuration limit was exceeded.
For example, a job fails with this error code if a policy is set up that specifies the
¦ A storage unit that is on a SAN media server
¦ A client that is not the SAN media server itself
SAN media servers can only back up themselves.
This status code is used when the creation of a storage unit on a SAN media server
fails because On demand only is not selected. On demand only is required for
storage units on a SAN media server.
Recommended Action: To determine the cause of the error, examine the
NetBackup All Log Entries report for the command that was ran. See also the
Activity Monitor details for informative messages.
If the job fails on aSANmedia server storage unit, ensure that only the local client
is specified in the policy. If remote clients are specified in the policy, do one of
the following: remove them and place them in a policy that specifies a different
storage unit or change the storage unit for that policy.
If you want to back up remote clients by using the SAN media server, you can
purchase a regular NetBackup media server license.

NetBackup status code: 160
Message: authentication failed
Explanation: NetBackup encounters a problem when two systems try to
authenticate one another.

Hope this was helpful.

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