2062916 - NetWorker backup failing: Could not perform a VSS mapping operation | SAP Knowledge Base Article

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2062916 - NetWorker backup failing: Could not perform a VSS mapping operation

Symptom

Backup with NetWorker external backup tool fails.

 

  • MaxDB kernel messages log file - KnlMsg - writes:

Thread      0xB58 Task     79  2014-02-18 09:01:15 WNG Backup         1:  Backupmedium #1 (\\.\pipe\SE0) Cluster info is lost
...
Thread      0xB58 Task     79  2014-02-18 09:01:23 ERR SAVE       52012:  error occured, basis_err 3700
Thread      0xB58 Task     79  2014-02-18 09:01:23 ERR Backup         3:  Data backup failed,_FILE=Kernel_Administration.cpp,_LINE=1920
                               2014-02-18 09:01:22 ERR RTEIO        113:  Open medium on \\.\pipe\SE0 for WRITE failed,_FILE=RTEIO_StreamMedium.cpp,_LINE=1336
                               2014-02-18 09:01:22     SrvTasks      17:  Servertask Info: because Error in backup task occured
                               2014-02-18 09:01:22     SrvTasks      10:  Job 1 (Backup / Restore Medium Task) [executing] WaitingT79 Result=3700
                               2014-02-18 09:01:22     KernelComm     6:  Error in backup task occured, Error code 3700 "hostfile_error"
                               2014-02-18 09:01:22 ERR RTEIO        124:  write on medium \\.\pipe\SE0 failed:232,BYTES_NEEDED=65536,BYTES_USED=0,ERRORTEXT=The pipe is being closed. ,_FILE=RTEIO_StreamMedium.cpp,_LINE=2946
DESCRIPTION:
A writing attempt failed an medium \\.\pipe\SE0. The system call returned the error code  232:The pipe is being closed. . 0 bytes from 65536 requested bytes were written.
ACTION:
Contact your system administrator. Show him the error message which points to an operating system configuration error and then contact the database support if your system administrator can not fix the error.

 

  • At the same time MaxDB's external backup log file dbm.ebl reports:

...
Waiting for end of the backup operation.
    2014-02-18 09:01:18 The backup tool is running.
    2014-02-18 09:01:18 The database is working on the request.
    2014-02-18 09:01:23 The backup tool is running.
    2014-02-18 09:01:23 The database has finished work on the request.
    Receiving a reply from the database kernel.
    Reply from db-kernel:
        SQL-Code              :-903
    End of reply from db-kernel.
    2014-02-18 09:01:23 The backup tool is running.
    2014-02-18 09:01:23 The backup tool is running.
    2014-02-18 09:01:28 The backup tool is running.
    2014-02-18 09:01:29 The backup tool process has finished work with return code 5.
The backup operation has ended.
2014-02-18 09:01:29
Filling reply buffer.
    Have encountered error -24920:
        The backup tool failed with 5 as sum of exit codes. The database request failed with error -903.
    Constructed the following reply:
        ERR
        -24920,ERR_BACKUPOP: backup operation was unsuccessful
        The backup tool failed with 5 as sum of exit codes. The database request failed with error -903.
Reply buffer filled.
2014-02-18 09:01:29
Cleaning up.
    Copying output of NetWorker to this file.
    ---------- Begin of output of NetWorker (C:\Windows\TEMP\temp1392710472-0)----------
 
    ---------- End of output of NetWorker (C:\Windows\TEMP\temp1392710472-0)----------
    Removed NetWorker's temporary output file 'C:\Windows\TEMP\temp1392710472-0'.
    Copying error output of NetWorker to this file.
    ---------- Begin of error output of NetWorker (C:\Windows\TEMP\temp1392710472-1)----------
        4690:save: Could not perform a VSS mapping operation to the shadow volume for '\\.\pipe\SE0'. The snapshot might not be created for '\\.\pipe\SE0'.
 
        94695:save: Could not perform a VSS mapping operation to the shadow volume for '\\.\pipe\SE0'. The snapshot might not be created for '\\.\pipe\SE0'.
 
        94693:save: The backup of save set 'MAXDB:niesen002_on_hohgant033' failed.
        7167:save: save completion time: 18.02.2014 09:01:29
 
    ---------- End of error output of NetWorker (C:\Windows\TEMP\temp1392710472-1)----------
    Removed NetWorker's temporary error output file 'C:\Windows\TEMP\temp1392710472-1'.
Have finished clean up successfully.

 

Hint: you can find the mentioned log files in the rundirectory of your MaxDB /sapdb/data/wrk/<SID> or at /sapdb/<SID>/data/wrk/<SID>

 


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Environment

  • SAP release independent
  • Operating system independent
  • Database: MaxDB

Keywords

KBA , BC-DB-SDB , MaxDB , Problem

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