Robocopy problem


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dderkits

Here's a problem that I've encountered with the XP010 version of
robocopy in a batch file on a Windows 2003 Server machine (excerpted
from the robocopy log). It closely relates to the thread "Robocopy
problem" from back in July 2005 (search Google Groups using "robocopy
0x000005AA" to find it).

[...]
Newer 554.2 m sysstate.bkf
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 01:43:40 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 03:10:09 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 04:35:58 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 06:02:03 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 07:28:36 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 08:55:58 ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
The system cannot find the file specified.

Newer 554.2 m sysstate2.bkf
[...]

Sometimes this error will not occur, and the 120.6GB file will robocopy
over just fine. But, most of the time, this error occurs.

I've been running the robocopy operation since January 2005, and the
error only began occurring when this particular file went above
90-95GB. This problem file is deleted and recreated every week, by the
way.

I think the thread that I've referenced gives excellent coverage to the
necessary troubleshooting; I have nothing to add. It would be nice if
Microsoft would take a look at their robocopy source and see if there
is a quick fix for the underlying issue.

In the meantime, I'm going to try xxcopy.

- David Derkits
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

dderkits said:
Here's a problem that I've encountered with the XP010 version of
robocopy in a batch file on a Windows 2003 Server machine (excerpted
from the robocopy log). It closely relates to the thread "Robocopy
problem" from back in July 2005 (search Google Groups using "robocopy
0x000005AA" to find it).

[...]
Newer 554.2 m sysstate.bkf
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 01:43:40 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 03:10:09 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 04:35:58 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 06:02:03 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 07:28:36 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.
Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 08:55:58 ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Copying File F:\drivec.bkf
The system cannot find the file specified.

Newer 554.2 m sysstate2.bkf
[...]

Sometimes this error will not occur, and the 120.6GB file will robocopy
over just fine. But, most of the time, this error occurs.

I've been running the robocopy operation since January 2005, and the
error only began occurring when this particular file went above
90-95GB. This problem file is deleted and recreated every week, by the
way.

I think the thread that I've referenced gives excellent coverage to the
necessary troubleshooting; I have nothing to add. It would be nice if
Microsoft would take a look at their robocopy source and see if there
is a quick fix for the underlying issue.

In the meantime, I'm going to try xxcopy.

- David Derkits

I don't know the cause of this particular error but I wonder if
your current backup strategy is the best possible strategy:
Step 1: Run ntbackup.exe to create drivec.bkf and systemstate.bkf
Step 2: Run robocopy to copy the bkf files to some other location

I suspect that the following process would take only half the
time to run. It would also be far more robust because you would
be dealing with many small backup files rather than one huge lump
where a single error can render the whole file unreadable. And lastly,
recovery of a specific file would take only a few seconds. Your
current recovery time is likely to be much longer.

@echo off
ntbackup @... /.. /.. (back up the System State only)
xcopy F:\SystemState.bkf \\SomeServer\SomeShare\BackupFolder\
xcopy /s /e /y /c /h /o c:\*.* \\SomeServer\SomeShare\BackupFolder\
 
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Enkidu

dderkits said:
Here's a problem that I've encountered with the XP010
version of robocopy in a batch file on a Windows 2003
Server machine (excerpted from the robocopy log). It
closely relates to the thread "Robocopy problem" from
back in July 2005 (search Google Groups using "robocopy
0x000005AA" to find it).

[...]
Newer 554.2 m sysstate.bkf
Newer 120.6 g drivec.bkf
2005/10/06 01:43:40 ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File
F:\drivec.bkf Insufficient system resources exist to
complete the requested service. Waiting 30 seconds...
Retrying...
Is F: a mapped drive? If so try using URN names to locate
the files as in \\server\share.

Cheers,

Cliff
 

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