TAPESIZE in the onconfig set to zero? Backups to disk running into a tape full and asking for a second tape should not happen.
M Systems International, Inc.
As Paul said, you will get a tape full message if the filesystem on which the TAPEDEV file or directory is located fills up. It looks like sometimes there is enough space for the archive file and other times there is not enough space. That may be because the file is sometimes bigger or because there are other data being written to that file system periodically and later deleted.Art
Ok,let me do just that, even though I can hardly imagine the file system filling up, it actually only contains the informix ontape backup. But I have been surprised before.Funny enough it happened today, yesterday, July 6th, 5th, June 30th, 29th, 28th, 21st.. On the other days I got a "Completed" in the logs.I will run a manual backup now and see what is going on...Thanks so far,Arjen.
Hi Arjen,When the backup completes successfully does it prompt for a second tape?If the ontape prompts for a 2nd tape and the prompts are not responded to correctly then the behavior is unclear when there is a backup filter.You could be getting a errno 28 when the filesystem is not full especially as there a backup filter - ontape is writing to a pipe not the filesystem.ENOSPC The device containing the file referred to by fd has noroom for the data.The fd (file descriptor here) is the pipe to the backup filter not the filesystemAlso what is TAPESIZE set to?
Hi,I would consider changing BACKUP_FILTER (and RESTORE_FILTER) to a shell script which calls the compression program but appends stderr from that to a fixed file so you can see any error messages from the compression program.All,Where does the stderr of the BACKUP_FILTER/RESTORE_FILTER go by default? stderr of the oninit process?Regards,