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Director Error- “Cannot retrieve data” while Retreving User Connections on the Director

Note : Before following the steps, make sure you have a backup of the database.

1) Remove the line with ‘00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000’ value in the table MonitorData.DesktopGroup on the database. This line is the first one.

To do so :

>>Go into the DBTablesMonitorData.DesktopGroup, right click, edit top 200 rows.

>>Try selecting the row on the left so everything is highlighted. Right click on it and delete row

2) Restart monitor service on both controller

3) Log in back to Director

Related Links : http://discussions.citrix.com/topic/375612-data-source-unresponsive-or-reported-an-error-view-director-server-event-logs-for-further-information/

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Vertias Error EC950020

I need a solution

When I try to recover using the recovery disk I only show the last backup made. If I chose all files I can chose an older backup but I get this Error EC950020: Enter a valid system index filename to continue. If I use an older recovery disk from Vertias 16 I can chose any file I want with no problem.

What I noticed that all the backup images have a V2I file extension. When you use the SP4 recovery DVD it changes the last backup image to a SV2I file extension. It will error out if you use all files to get to get to the previous files that are V2I extensions. If I use a recovery DVD that I made in 2018. This doesn’t happen. I made a new recovery DVD using SP3 and the results are the same.

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Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux: Suggested on-access exclusions on an Oracle Database server

When an Oracle Data Base is installed and is running on a Linux server, a performance impact may be encountered which is caused by the on-access scanning. This is because during normal operations, many integral DB files are constantly being opened or used in the processing of the data. Sometimes these files are opened and scanned hundreds of times per minute.

On Windows platforms, these files can be excluded using the file extensions. On Linux, this is not an option as file extensions are not used by the operating system. So the file exclusions should be made with the help of the local DB Administrator.

The following sections are covered:

Applies to the following Sophos products and versions

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux

Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux 9.15.0

Sophos Linux Security 10.4.0

The following table describes the Oracle file types that should be considered for exclusion with reference to their Windows equivalent extension:

File Type Description Example
Data Oracle data files have an extension of .dbf when found on a Windows platform

Generally found in:

ORACLE_BASE/oradata/

Log Have an extension of .log and these will be created when creating or restoring database backup copies

Generally found in:

ORACLE_BASE/inventory/logs/

Redo Real-time Oracle execution files and may also have a .log or a .rdo extension on a Windows platform. Redo logs will exist if the Oracle Development toolkit or backup and recovery is used
Control Oracle Control files have an extension of .ctl on a Windows platform

Generally found in:

ORACLE_BASE/oradata/

The files included in the above file types should be identified by the local Database Administrator so they can be considered for exclusion.

Exclusions can be made on an individual file name basis or as a block using wildcards and common name attributes. When any exclusions are made, it is recommended to review the file and consider whether a scheduled or named scan needs to be created to check the file or directory regularly.

Note:

SophosEnterprise Console only supports path-based Linux and UNIX exclusions. Other types of exclusion can be directly setup on the managed computers. Regular expressions can be used to exclude file types and files systems.

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Forum Discussion – Symantec Backup Exec 2010.

I need a solution

Dear All,

My Backup Exec 2010 was working fine with no issue with Windows server 2008 standard.

The same server was upgraded to Windows server 2012.

When I checked Backup Exec 2010 functionality with the new operating system, everything is working fine as the program starts and backup jobs with no issue but every few minutes (almost 5 minutes, I am getting the following error message “Communications are down with the Backup Exec Services. Check to see if Backup Exec Services are running on “servername””.

Searching the above error message on the internet, many people suggested upgrading Backup Exec 2010 to Backup Exec 2010 R3.

But I don’t know how to upgrade from Backup Exec 2010 to Backup Exec 2010 R3 as I did not find any link. 

Please advise how can I get R3 upgrade or do anyone has a solution for the above.

Note:

When I am getting the error message, I have to re-login to Backup Exec 2010 and then the job continue.

If anyone knows how to have an auto-login on Backup Exec 2010, that will be great as well.

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Restoring files from disk-backup during backup disk->tape

I need a solution

Hello.

We are using LTO6-Tapes to backup. The size of ALL data (~3,5 TB) is now exceeding one tape, so we are planning to use two LTO6-Tapes.

At this time we cut all data in two parts (1. Mo-Th, 2. Fr).

The problem is the time backup and verify needs to complete, its about 8 hours for part one.

Now i considered to use the backup to harddisk and then duplicate to tape to backup all data on two tapes. (Don’t know how this function called in english version, using german)

My question: Is it possible to restore a file from harddisk-backup while it duplicates (verifies) to tape?

Our software-version is “Symantec Backup Exec 2014”, 14.1.1786.

Regards

Michael Habbe

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