[Veritas-bu] Bad image header.
larry.kingery at veritas.com
Thu Oct 18 12:29:17 CDT 2001
You probably can't restore from them anyway. What normally happens is
that the header file is opened and then something happens, it could be
fs full, it could be the machine is rebooted, etc. Anyway, you end up
with a header file which is 0 length.
The backup itself would have almost definitely failed. I don't know
if you could import a failed backup. It should still be there (at
least most of it), since it's multiplexed in with other images it
wouldn't have been written over (depending on the event that happened
of course, I'm assuming some event which only kills one of N which are
Sixbury, Dan writes:
> I recently found numerous messages about bad image header for backups that
> have been running. I checked the knowledge base for infomation and it said
> that this was related to the file system filling up, the image database
> files becoming corrupt and needing to be removed.
> 1. Does this mean that after you remove these files that it is impossible
> to recover the backups? Multiplexing is used, so tar cannot be used to read
> directly from the tape.
> 2. The file system that these files reside in is not 100% full, yet we are
> still getting this same error. What else would cause these errors?
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