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Hi, I'm having trouble creating

Hi, I'm having trouble creating

Hi, I'm having trouble creating


I'm having trouble creating a copy of a v9.3 database on another machine.  I've created the database and specified the dataspaces and chunks the same as the original database.

The problem occurs when I try and retore the database from tape using ontape -r .  I get all the header info ok and the "Continue restore?" prompt.  About 5 minutes after I answer the prompt I get the following output:

      Continue restore? (y/n)y
      Physical restore failed - restore reserved pages failed

      Program over.

Both dataabses are Informix 9.3.  The OS is Unix 11.0 on each machine.  The tape drive is on a third machine.  The tape is specified in the config file as:  
LTAPE  L2000:/dev/rmt/0m

Can someone help?  Thanks?

RE: Hi, I'm having trouble creating


Let me ask the obvious:  Are there any other messages inside your online log file?



RE: Hi, I'm having trouble creating

Did you initialize the server before you
started the ontape?

RE: Hi, I'm having trouble creating

Am I suppose to check the logs as well.  Duh!  Thanks, that showed me what was wrong.


RE: Hi, I'm having trouble creating

If the above could not solve the problem, note that both the servers should have same configurations regarding size, and the type of the tape also like 'om' or '1m'. This should be '0m'.
Hope this solves

Parthasarathy, Hassan

RE: Hi, I'm having trouble creating

It's good to export database as server spefic and import to other system. This is little time consuming but Good Practice unless u wanna test Tapes. I advise use archecker before use restore and make shure tape is fine. let me know if u require further help. if u r in US mail u r no i can help u.

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