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Major Index/Connectivity Issues

Major Index/Connectivity Issues

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Windows 2003 Standard

Simpana 7.0 SP5 all updates

Originally I called in to Commvault for services not starting automatically after reboot.

Was told to uninstall all updates which takes SP5 with it.

I did that and rebooted.  Services still did not start auto so I reinstalled all updates.

When my afternoon aux copy jobs started they all failed immediately with a partial success msg in the log files.

Last night 85% of backup jobs were pending with various indexing messages.  Some say "Error Code: [14:98]
Description: Index processing on MediaAgent [cdnbwcv1*cdnbwcv1*8400*8402] failed because of a protocol error."

Some are "Unable to connect back to "client" to create index."

This all worked prior to uninstalling and reinstalling.

Any thoughts.  Commvault wants me to try this which I will but doesn't seem quite right

To troubleshoot this issue, could you please try the below steps.

1. Go to the Index Cache tab on the Media Agent properties.
2. Selected another temporary location for the index cache and clicked OK.
3. It will prompt to copy the contents to the new location. Clicked No
4. Once this location is saved, got back to the Index Cache tab on the Media Agent and put the old index cache location back in.
5. It will prompt that the index cache is from the wrong period, do you want to use it anyway. Choose yes.
6. It will then prompt to copy the contents to the new location. Clicked No
7. Kill the job & start it again.
 

RE: Major Index/Connectivity Issues

Before I did what they asked I would run a full backup on a server (any server you want preferably a smaller one). If the full backup works without any errors then run a differential and see if that works. If that works then you may just need to run a full for all servers and it should resolve itself.

If that does not work I would start looking at firewall issues, the only reason I say this is because of the 8400 and 8402 error messages, check with the network guys and see if they made any changes. If they have blocked those ports for any reason then the services would hang on starting since the media agent would not be able to connect to the commserve, this is assuming the media agent is on a different server.

If none of that is the case I would try their suggestions but I would make sure to robocopy the index cache to another location just in case. let us know how it goes.


 

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