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Remote Agent for Macintosh (RAMS) crashes at random intervals during backup.

Created: 10 Sep 2012
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Product(s): Backup Exec - 2012, Backup Exec
Severity: Non-data threatening / major functionality
Status: Investigating/gathering information
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Remote Agent for Macintosh (RAMS) is crashing at random intervals during backups. The agent crash is inconsistent (i.e. can occur after 200MB or after 7TB of data has been backed up).


V-79-57344-65297 - The Linux or Unix resource is not responding. Backup set canceled.

Final error: 0xe000ff11 - A communications failure has occurred with a Linux or Unix resource.
Final error category: Resource Errors


Mac OSX 10.6.4 - 10.6.8


At the time of writing, there is no workaround available.

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