Prior to Netbackup 7.7.2, when performing a backup on a Windows system where an Event Log is redirected to a volume with little free space, backing up the Event Log can fail but the overall backup job will still finish with a…

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When performing a backup on a Windows system where an Event Log is being redirected to a volume with little free space, the backup of the Event Log can fail, but the overall backup job will still finish "successfully," with a status code 0 reported.

The error is noted in the bpbkar log - here is an example where a Security Event Log has failed to be backed up:

13:26:01.555 [2876.3128] <16> dos_backup::OVBackupEventLog: ERR - unable to backup event log:<F:\logs\Security.evtx> (WIN32 112: Unknown error)

...but does not result in a report of a failed backup.

This issue affects all versions of NetBackup prior to 7.7.2.

Action Required

The formal resolution for this issue (Etrack 3856818) is included in the following release:
  • NetBackup 7.7 Release Update 2 (7.7.2)
NetBackup 7.7.2 is now available.  Download and README information can be found by accessing the Related Article.

In resolved versions of NetBackup, a correct status code of 1 ( the requested operation was partially successful) is returned for backup jobs where this issue is encountered.

Move Event Logs to a volume with more available free space to prevent this error from occurring.

If upgrade to a version which resolves this issue is unfeasible, Emergency Engineering Binaries (EEB) may be available.  Please contact Veritas technical support, referencing this document ID and Etrack 3856818 to determine availability.

Best Practices:
Veritas strongly recommends the following best practices:
1. Always perform a full DR backup prior to making any changes to your environment.
2. Always make sure that your environment is running the latest version and patch level.
3. Perform periodic "test" restores.
4. Subscribe to technical articles.

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The NetBackup 7.7.2 GA Release is a full media release for upgrades from any NetBackup 7.x version.

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