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Dec 09, 2009 at 12:19 AM

Backup fails with a CPIO error even though starting with DD


Hi All,

I have started a db backup of a sap system directly onto a tape.

I am using DD since size of each datafile is more than 2 GB.

In a total of 112 data files, 109 got copied but suddenly, the following error came and brbackup got terminated.

This has happened for the second time and that too after using a separate set of tapes.

Can you please provide me your views on it. I am unable to understand why should the error contain "CPIO" if i am using DD.

The parameter settings have been made correctly in the init<SID>.sap file.


Hari Kishan


BR0351I Restoring /oracle/OBC/sapbackup/.tape.hdr0

BR0355I from /dev/rmt726.1 ...

BR0278E Command output of 'LANG=C cd /oracle/OBC/sapbackup && LANG=C

cpio -iuvB .tape.hdr0 < /dev/rmt726.1':

Can't read input

If you want to go on, type device/file name when ready

10 blocks


BR0280I BRBACKUP time stamp: 2009-12-09 00.57.43

BR0279E Return code from 'LANG=C cd /oracle/OBC/sapbackup && LANG=C

cpio -iuvB .tape.hdr0 < /dev/rmt726.1': 0

BR0359E Restore of /oracle/OBC/sapbackup/.tape.hdr0 from /dev/rmt726.1

failed due to previous errors

BR0218E Checking label on volume in device /dev/rmt726.1 failed

BR0056I End of database backup: becbufwv.ant 2009-12-09 00.57.43

BR0280I BRBACKUP time stamp: 2009-12-09 00.57.45

BR0054I BRBACKUP terminated with errors