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Old 04-14-2017, 08:07 AM   #1
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Storix backup to a USB drive fails


This was working as expected under an old Redhat 4 distribution. I built a new server Oracle(RedHat) Linux 7 almost two years ago. Since installing it, I have NEVER been able to do a Full System Backup to a USB drive. I usually work on this task for a day or so, then get aggravated and give up. Today, and another year has gone bay, so I went to Storix Support How-To's on YouTube and watched the video on Setting up your first backup. I verified each step/by/step and yet mine fails.

1. I insert a 500GB Seagate Drive
2. Launch sbadmin and go to Create Backup Disk
3. It sees existing partition info and warns me...
4. I acknowledge it and allow it to create a SBDIR backup system, which was successful

I then go to CREATE backup, FULL SYSTEM, just as in the tutorial, and after filling in name, and selecting the SBDIR, click on run now. It adds it to the queue, then runs a minute then errors out with the following message:

Job System-Backup-USB ended but no data was backed up.
Backup Device: SBDIR
Backup ID: 1492111786
Job Exit Code: 8
Warning Messg:

The backup returned the following messages:


ERROR: mount: /dev/sdd2 is already mounted or
/usr/local/storix/temp/54e5944a-8ff9-45a5-b93d-c0268b114270 busy
/dev/sdd2 is already mounted on
/usr/local/storix/temp/54e5944a-8ff9-45a5-b93d-c0268b114270
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Troubleshooting:
2. I run the linux mount command and see that it was mounted.
3. I have unmounted it successfully and verified that it is NOT mounted
4. Exited sbadmin, verified that the USB drive is NOT mounted and re-tried the backup. I still get the same error
5. I have even rebooted linux and cannot get by this problem.
6. FYI, I HAVE set the linux system to DO NOTHING when a USB drive is inserted.

I have verified that the USB is NOT mounted when I launch storix sbadmin program. It seems that sbadmin program does indeed mount it, but for some reason does not understand that the mount was successful or thinks it didnt mount and now deems it already mounted or busy.

Storix says it's an OS issue.
 
Old 04-16-2017, 05:27 AM   #2
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Can you successfully manually copy files to the external HDD in question?

What is the external HDD partition/filesystem setup (fdisk -l)?
 
Old 04-16-2017, 07:05 AM   #3
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Yes I can copy files to it. When you launch sbadmin and create a backup system on the USB it creates a / partition, a /root partition, and this file system to hold a system backup.

Here is the output of fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sdd: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk label type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00033879

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 * 1 204800 102400 83 Linux
/dev/sdd2 204801 409600 102400 83 Linux
/dev/sdd3 409601 976773167 488181783+ 83 Linux
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:53 AM   #4
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Thanks. Is your system 32-bit or 64-bit?
 
Old 04-16-2017, 08:00 AM   #5
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It's 64bit and I keep it up to date using yum to the Oracle Linux update server.

By the way, I used this drive to boot the machine I want to restore to. It came right up to the STORIX boot shell and looked for a system backup, which obviously wasn't there.

Thanks
JD

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Old 04-22-2017, 07:35 AM   #6
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I have given up on this software solution and will be downloading RedoBackup, a bare-metal recovery backup solution from SourceForge.net.
 
Old 04-22-2017, 02:10 PM   #7
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I have given up on this software solution and will be downloading RedoBackup, a bare-metal recovery backup solution from SourceForge.net.
Ok. Let us know how you get on.
 
Old 04-25-2017, 11:19 AM   #8
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Well, that was a bust as well! While Redobackup painlessly created a boot image on the external 500GB Seagate, the system had to be taken down and booted from a CD in order to do this. Then booting backup server from same CD and restoring from external drive worked. BUT it will not boot....boot loop, POST Dell Splash Screen, tries to boot, fails, repeats.

So I tried MONDORESCUE, it would not install because it requires MINDI... I guess it was missing MORK!

There has to be a frigging CLONING tool that will work with OEL 7.2 (Oracle Linux).
 
  


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