Re: Not able to take ignite backup (74 Views)
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tdmahendran
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Registered: ‎01-23-2006
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Not able to take ignite backup

While taking ignite backup printng this error

ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: Failed to get the archive size and the list of files which will be in
archive.

======= 01/23/06 21:03:46 IST make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully
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pls help to solve these problem
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baiju_3
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Message 2 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

Hi ,

Plz post the command with options which you are trying .


Regards,
bl.
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Steven E. Protter
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Message 3 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

Shalom,

We need more of your log to help.

My guess based on the error is that you have files on your system with illegal, unprintable characters that ignite can not back up.

More current version of ignite handled this better but are more strict in other areas such as lvm structure.

If you find the files in your log and delete them, they are probably temporary files, you should be able to do an ignite backup.

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tdmahendran
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Message 4 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

command we r using like

make_tape_recovery -Av

error details r listed below
make_tape_recovery -Av
* Creating local directories for configuration files and archive.

======= 01/24/06 13:26:48 IST Started make_tape_recovery. (Tue Jan 24
13:26:48 IST 2006)
@(#) Ignite-UX Revision C.6.6.93
@(#) net_recovery (opt) $Revision: 10.750 $

* Testing for necessary pax patch.
* Passed pax tests.
* Recovery Archive Description = Recovery Archive

* Recovery Archive Location = /dev/rmt/0mn

* Number of Archives to Save = 2

* Pax type = tar


In? dsk/vg name minor# Associated disks/mountpoints
2 v /dev/vg00 0x00 /dev/dsk/c2t2d0
/dev/vg00/lvol1 /stand 2
/dev/vg00/lvol2
/dev/vg00/lvol3 / 2
/dev/vg00/lvol4 /home 2
/dev/vg00/lvol5 /opt 2
/dev/vg00/lvol6 /tmp 2
/dev/vg00/lvol7 /usr 2
/dev/vg00/lvol8 /var 2

** 0 - The Volume Group or Filesystem is Not included in the
System Recovery Archive
** 1 - The Volume Group or Filesystem is Partially included in the
System Recovery Archive
** 2 - The Volume Group or Filesystem is Fully included in the
System Recovery Archive

* Checking Versions of Ignite-UX filesets

* Creating System Configuration.
* /opt/ignite/bin/save_config -f
/var/opt/ignite/recovery/2006-01-24,13:26/system_cfg vg00
* Backing Up Volume Group /dev/vg00
* /usr/sbin/vgcfgbackup /dev/vg00
* Creating Map Files for Volume Group /dev/vg00
* /usr/sbin/vgexport -s -p -m /etc/lvmconf/vg00.mapfile /dev/vg00

* Backing Up Volume Group /dev/vg01
* /usr/sbin/vgcfgbackup /dev/vg01
* Creating Map Files for Volume Group /dev/vg01
* /usr/sbin/vgexport -s -p -m /etc/lvmconf/vg01.mapfile /dev/vg01

* Creating Control Configuration.
* Creating Archive File List
ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: Failed to get the archive size and the list of files which will be in
archive.

======= 01/24/06 13:27:39 IST make_tape_recovery completed unsuccessfully
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Devender Khatana
Posts: 2,278
Registered: ‎03-01-2004
Message 5 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

Hi,

It also requires some space in /var file system to create the list of files in a file named flist. Does your /var file system have some free space?

post bdf output to find the same.

Also use exact command to backup only vg00 like

#make_tape_recovery -Ava /dev/rmt/xmn -x inc_entire=vg00 -I

HTH,
Devender
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Adisuria Wangsadinata_1
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Registered: ‎01-07-2001
Message 6 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

Hi,

Check the url (docID : UIUXKBRC00013468 about 'Circular links cause some Ignite commands to generate errors') below for solution :

http://www1.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docLocale=en_US&docId=200000079998973

Hope this information can help you.

Cheers,
AW
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Adisuria Wangsadinata_1
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Registered: ‎01-07-2001
Message 7 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

Hi,

Here is the document.
"Document deleted to comply with ITRC Guidelines"

Cheers,
AW
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tdmahendran
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Registered: ‎01-23-2006
Message 8 of 8 (74 Views)

Re: Not able to take ignite backup

hi adisuria,


thanku i solved the problem as per ur instr
i found three circular link files.after replaced that files ignite fired success fully without any error

thanku
mahen
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