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, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, PostGres Databases, flat file backups, etc, and provides various other features. Media Manager software is part of NetBackup which manages the storage devices and removable media.
Below are some of the NetBackup Media Manager status code 171 to status code 175 which may be received while using the Symantec NetBackup tool.
Media Manager status code 171
Message: a scratch pool is already defined
Explanation: A new scratch pool cannot be defined because another scratch pool
Use the scratch pool already defined, or delete the current scratch pool and create
a new scratch pool.
Media Manager status code 172
Message: pool not defined as a scratch pool
Explanation: You or a NetBackup media management interface have tried to
delete (unset) a scratch pool that is not defined as a scratch pool.
Recommended Action: To delete the scratch pool, use the vmpool command.
Make sure that the name of the pool that is specified with the unset_scratch
option is the correct name of the scratch pool.
Media Manager status code 173
Message: invalid scratch pool name
Explanation: You, or a NetBackup media management interface have tried to
specify the NetBackup, DataStore, or None pool as a scratch pool. The NetBackup,
DataStore, and None pools cannot be specified as scratch pools.
Recommended Action: Create a scratch pool with a different name.
Media Manager status code 175
Message: unable to open the device test state file
Explanation: The process is not able to open the state file, mostly likely because
another process locked it.
Try again to open the state file. If you cannot open the state file, you may have to
remove the file, which would result in a loss of previous test runs.
Hope this was helpful.
In-Depth Blogs on SQL Server, Information about NetBackup Media Manager status code for SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, Sybase, Postgres, etc on Windows and Linux Operating Systems.