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Autoloader Partition Problem & BkUpExec 7.5

Autoloader Partition Problem & BkUpExec 7.5

Autoloader Partition Problem & BkUpExec 7.5

I run BkUpEx v7.5 on a Companq 1500 and Novell 4.11.

The SCSI DAT drive has a 4 slot autoloader which is partitoned as;
1.. Part A - Slots 1 & 2 : BackUp & Restore
2.. Part B - Slot 3 : Confidential Backup
3.. Part C - Slot 4 : Cleaning

There are two nightly scheduled jobs. One which backups our main servers, i.e. 4 Novell Servers, 1 NT4 & 1 Mac Web Server and goes to Part A. The other job backups the confidential material to Part B from a seperate Novell server. Both worked perfectly until recently.
Now job A causes a SCSI timeout error whenever it ejects tape one in Part A. I have had the autoloader replaced, the SCSI cables checked along with the Compaq mother board. All hardware checks out.

If divide job A into two seperate jobs and create four one slot partitions, and send job A1 to slot 1 and job A2 to slot 2 and job B to slot3 ALL jobs run fine with NO SCSI errors.

Anybody got any ideas ????

RE: Autoloader Partition Problem & BkUpExec 7.5

Your problem is memory related, due to the amount of data you are backing up. (So says my IT man :)

RE: Autoloader Partition Problem & BkUpExec 7.5

I would tend to agree with the memory and caching size issue. It sounds like to much data is trying to get through causing a bottleneck then time-out.

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