[Veritas-bu] netbackup command to get number of read/write errors for each tape

Roland Gerlach rgerlach at acmi.net.au
Sun Mar 6 23:04:56 CST 2005


Hi Eric,

Fantastic, better than what I was expecting.  I was just hoping for an error count for each tape but these files give me the data and time of the error too.

Any idea what the number in the 4th column means?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Roland.
--
Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember;
involve me and I'll understand - Chinese Proverb.



-----Original Message-----
From: Eric Ljungblad [mailto:Eric.Ljungblad at CopleyPress.com]
Sent: Monday, 7 March 2005 1:15 PM
To: Roland Gerlach; veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] netbackup command to get number of read/write
errors for each tape


Not sure if this will help but -
On Windows there is a folder that contains these tape errors -
You can also open / import these logs in to excel, and then sort by 
Tape number, errors etc...

Note:  That excessive open and write errors can be generated by incorrect
Tape drivers and the incorrect firmware - In our case we have resolved that 
Issue and now the only errors are 100% legit, Check you Windows even viewer
For errors: Check the HCL / firmare compatibility on
http://support.veritas.com/menu_ddProduct_NBUESVR.htm


<Installpath>:\VERITAS\NetBackup\db\media\errors

The error log goes back to the date of the initial install -
In our case all the way back to 2001 - Here is a sample of part
of our log

06/11/04 21:13:43 NTU108 2 OPEN_ERROR
06/13/04 17:04:02 HPD130 0 OPEN_ERROR
06/13/04 17:12:17 HPD132 1 OPEN_ERROR
06/20/04 03:12:57 HPD129 2 OPEN_ERROR
07/08/04 10:21:51 HPD104 1 WRITE_ERROR
07/25/04 15:24:32 EXC103 0 WRITE_ERROR
07/27/04 20:00:51 NTD122 3 WRITE_ERROR
07/28/04 01:40:49 NTD122 2 WRITE_ERROR
07/28/04 04:43:42 NTD122 1 WRITE_ERROR
08/05/04 19:43:23 EXC115 3 WRITE_ERROR
08/11/04 21:50:30 NTD140 2 WRITE_ERROR
08/11/04 22:51:35 NTD140 2 WRITE_ERROR
08/12/04 08:52:25 NTD140 2 WRITE_ERROR
08/12/04 12:53:15 NTD140 1 POSITION_ERROR
08/28/04 19:01:10 EXC109 2 OPEN_ERROR
09/08/04 06:59:07 NTU126 1 POSITION_ERROR
09/18/04 16:34:15 NTW121 3 OPEN_ERROR
09/18/04 17:05:09 NTW121 1 OPEN_ERROR
09/23/04 07:33:25 HPD121 1 WRITE_ERROR
09/23/04 09:12:07 HPD121 3 POSITION_ERROR
09/24/04 17:39:38 NTU120 1 WRITE_ERROR
09/25/04 07:43:10 NTW170 2 WRITE_ERROR
09/30/04 22:36:46 EXC121 0 OPEN_ERROR
10/17/04 20:53:56 HPW106 0 WRITE_ERROR
10/17/04 22:06:17 HPW106 2 WRITE_ERROR
10/17/04 23:33:17 HPW106 2 WRITE_ERROR
10/19/04 18:53:24 EXC115 3 WRITE_ERROR
10/19/04 19:17:57 EXC115 1 WRITE_ERROR
11/04/04 01:07:03 HPW116 2 WRITE_ERROR
11/08/04 23:31:07 HPD117 0 WRITE_ERROR
11/09/04 03:16:09 HPD118 3 WRITE_ERROR
11/10/04 23:42:33 HPD118 2 WRITE_ERROR
11/24/04 19:14:22 EXC103 0 WRITE_ERROR
11/24/04 19:40:07 EXC103 0 WRITE_ERROR
11/24/04 20:05:48 EXC103 0 WRITE_ERROR
11/24/04 20:27:37 EXC103 2 WRITE_ERROR
12/08/04 00:02:19 HPD142 0 WRITE_ERROR
12/10/04 14:13:14 HPD143 2 WRITE_ERROR
12/23/04 19:29:25 NTD141 2 WRITE_ERROR
12/23/04 21:03:34 NTD141 2 WRITE_ERROR
02/01/05 18:21:36 VDB133 1 OPEN_ERROR
02/03/05 11:26:51 HPD110 2 WRITE_ERROR
02/14/05 23:01:18 HPD117 2 WRITE_ERROR
02/14/05 23:29:35 HPD117 2 WRITE_ERROR
02/21/05 19:04:26 EXC115 1 WRITE_ERROR
02/21/05 20:14:02 EXC115 1 WRITE_ERROR
02/22/05 09:03:57 NTU114 0 POSITION_ERROR
02/28/05 13:53:39 HPD118 0 READ_ERROR
02/28/05 14:27:01 HPD118 1 READ_ERROR

Eric Ljungblad                               
Computer Operator
Copley Information Services
7701 Herschel Ave
La Jolla, California 90037 
Eric.Ljungblad at copleypress.com 
(858) 729-8010 

-----Original Message-----
From: Roland Gerlach [mailto:rgerlach at acmi.net.au] 
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 5:29 PM
To: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] netbackup command to get number of read/write errors
for each tape

Is there a netbackup command that will list the number of read/write errors
for each tape?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,
Roland.
--
Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember;
involve me and I'll understand - Chinese Proverb.



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