Robocopy problems


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Guest

I am not sure if this is the right place for this post.
I have a backup stratergy that involves copying files from our NAS server to
an external drive using robocopy.exe
Our exchange server uses ntbackup to create a exchange.bkf file which is
then cpoied over to the NAS box.
When robocopy tries to copy this file to the external drive, it fails with
the following error:
ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File
S:\Backups\Exchange\Databases\Exchange.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

There is nothing in the event logs to indicate a problem.
This file is 20gb.
The rest of the robocopy works fine copying over 300gb.
Any ideas why it would be just that particular file that fails?
Files copied immediately before and after are not affected.
This has happened on the previous 2 nights backups and i am having to
manually copy the .bkf file over to the backup drive.
Any help would be great.
Craig
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Craig Barraclough said:
I am not sure if this is the right place for this post.
I have a backup stratergy that involves copying files from our NAS server
to
an external drive using robocopy.exe
Our exchange server uses ntbackup to create a exchange.bkf file which is
then cpoied over to the NAS box.
When robocopy tries to copy this file to the external drive, it fails with
the following error:
ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File
S:\Backups\Exchange\Databases\Exchange.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

There is nothing in the event logs to indicate a problem.
This file is 20gb.
The rest of the robocopy works fine copying over 300gb.
Any ideas why it would be just that particular file that fails?
Files copied immediately before and after are not affected.
This has happened on the previous 2 nights backups and i am having to
manually copy the .bkf file over to the backup drive.
Any help would be great.
Craig

What happens if you use robocopy to manually copy the file over?
Have you tried using ntbackup to send the backup file to the NAS box
directly? (and yes, it will take longer to run).
 
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Art

I am not sure if this is the right place for this post.
I have a backup stratergy that involves copying files from our NAS server to
an external drive using robocopy.exe
Our exchange server uses ntbackup to create a exchange.bkf file which is
then cpoied over to the NAS box.
When robocopy tries to copy this file to the external drive, it fails with
the following error:
ERROR 1450 (0x000005AA) Copying File
S:\Backups\Exchange\Databases\Exchange.bkf
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service.

There is nothing in the event logs to indicate a problem.
This file is 20gb.
The rest of the robocopy works fine copying over 300gb.
Any ideas why it would be just that particular file that fails?
Files copied immediately before and after are not affected.
This has happened on the previous 2 nights backups and i am having to
manually copy the .bkf file over to the backup drive.
Any help would be great.
Craig

Just a couple of thoughts. One is to try a command line file
splitter/rejoiner. The other is to try XXCOPY:

http://www.xxcopy.com/xxcopy30.htm

Art

http://home.epix.net/~artnpeg
 
G

Guest

It works when i copy/paste i haven't tried doing a manual robocopy, i will
checks tonights backup and if it fails i will try to robocopy manually.
Copying straight to the backup drive would be a pain, so i hope i can find a
different solution.
I'll post my findings over the weekend.
Thanks.
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Craig Barraclough said:
It works when i copy/paste i haven't tried doing a manual robocopy, i will
checks tonights backup and if it fails i will try to robocopy manually.
Copying straight to the backup drive would be a pain, so i hope i can find
a
different solution.
I'll post my findings over the weekend.
Thanks.
Good luck & please do post back.
 
G

Guest

OK, the automatic robocopy failed for the past 2 nights with the same error,
however i have just run a manual robocopy and it has worked fine??!!

I just don't know why it will work when copird on its own.
Does robocopy copy multiply objects at once and therefore copying 20gb over
cause a problem?
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

Craig Barraclough said:
OK, the automatic robocopy failed for the past 2 nights with the same
error,
however i have just run a manual robocopy and it has worked fine??!!

I just don't know why it will work when copird on its own.
Does robocopy copy multiply objects at once and therefore copying 20gb
over
cause a problem?

No, shouldn't - can you schedule a job & watch it run?
What else happens at night?
 
G

Guest

I have checked this morning and it seems to have copied the file, however the
complete backup job is only half done.
Let me outline what happens overnight.
at 21.00 the exchange server uses ntbackup to create exchange.bkf
22.00 SQL server maintenance backups copy backups straight to live data
drive on NAS unit
0.00 DC does ntbackup of AD
0.20 Robocopy from exchange server to live drive on NAS unit
0.20 Robocopy from DC to live drive on NAS unit

02.00 Robocopy starts to copy all the volumes on the live drive over to the
external 1TB Lacie drive attached to the NAS unit.

We have 11 volumes which hold different types of data, the robocpopy script
is below:-


robocopy I:\IT T:\IT /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR /LOG:T:\IBackup_Log.txt
robocopy B:\Abillity T:\Abillity /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\BBackup_Log.txt
robocopy X:\Accounts T:\Accounts /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\XBackup_Log.txt
robocopy L:\Archive T:\Archive /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\LBackup_Log.txt
robocopy S:\Backups T:\Backups /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\SBackup_Log.txt
robocopy N:\Company T:\Company /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\NBackup_Log.txt
robocopy V:\SageAudit2004 T:\SageAudit2004 /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\VBackup_Log.txt
robocopy Y:\SageCopy T:\SageCopy /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\YBackup_Log.txt
robocopy Z:\SageYearEnd T:\SageYearEnd /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\ZBackup_Log.txt
robocopy W:\SageYearEnd2004 T:\SageYearEnd2004 /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\WBackup_Log.txt
robocopy U:\Users T:\Users /R:0 /W:0 /NFL /NDL /NJH /MIR
/LOG:T:\UBackup_Log.txt

I'm still wondering if its not the size of the file thats causing the
problem, there should be enough system resources as the machine has 4gb of
ram.

I think it may have to set up a separate backup job for exchnage
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

In
Craig Barraclough said:
And just to add to the confusion, the backup worked fine last night!!!

So that was through the automated task, not the manual one you set up?
NTBackup is great, but have you considered something like BackupExec? I use
NTBackup for teeny tiny shops only, really... BE can back up to a drive as
well as removable media like tape.
 
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Guest

Yes it was the automated backup! Ah well thats the beauty of IT there's no
logic to it sometimes.
I think the company used to use BackupExec before i started, but i am not
sure why they moved away from it.
Oh well thanks for all your help, i'll see how it goes.
Cheers
Craig
 
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