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Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

Last post: Thursday, March 18, 2004 5:45 PM by I.J.Palmer, 7 reply

 
Friday, March 12, 2004 12:01 AM - I.J.Palmer

Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
I seem to have a rather strange problem when using Xmanager 1.3.9

I use this to connect to my backup server running Redhat 8.0 and am getting some strang hangups when using the dump/restore command to a SCSI sony AIT tape drive. All works well from the console of the machine but when I try to perform backup or restore commands from Xmanager the system hangs. All the windows disappear and I am unable to either telnet in or even ping the machine. It will not recover and I have to reboot the machine.

Any Ideas !!!!!
Friday, March 12, 2004 3:06 PM - Support

Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
Dear I.J.Palmer,

Xmanager working as only an X server does not affect the backup procedure unless it needs to access the X window system. Please test the same backup procedure using a terminal emulator such as Telnet.

For further support, please provide us with more detailed steps you followed.

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Technical Support
Friday, March 12, 2004 9:16 PM - I.J.Palmer

Re: Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
I have performed the same test using a telnet connection and everything works fine.

Exactly what information would you require?

I am using the unix dump & restore commands from the command line as follows

"dump 0 "

the default tape device being /dev/st0 (sony AIT 100/260 Gbyte drive)

where firename is a large dump file of around 35Gbytes (I have tried smaller files as well)

the file resides on a raid 0 scsi disk array of 1Tbyte, this array is controlled from a Rocket Raid 404 card.
Monday, March 15, 2004 4:24 PM - Support

Re: Re: Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
The dump/restore command seems to fail because the shell environment settings are different when connected through Xmanager.

Please let us know the detailed connection steps you followed. For example:

1. Xstart with TELNET.
2. Execution Command:
xterm -ls -display $DISPLAY
3. dump/restore command at the xterm prompt.

According to the protocol you selected in Xstart and the command option for the xterm, shell environment may be different than that of telnet.

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Technical Support
Monday, March 15, 2004 8:58 PM - I.J.Palmer

Re: Re: Re: Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
The Xmanager command (from a shortcut) is:-

"C:\Program Files\Xmanager1.3.9\Xmanager.exe" -multi rmpdfh5

I have used 2 Telnet programs as a test..

1) Hyperterminal 6.3 (no problems)
2) Xterm as follows:-
Xstart with Telnet
/usr/bin/X11/xterm -ls -display $DISPLAY
log in as root
the dump command is: dump 0f /dev/st0
restore command: restore -i (interactive mode)
(select files for extraction, then extract)
Wednesday, March 17, 2004 10:51 PM - I.J.Palmer

Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
Are you still working on the problem ???
Thursday, March 18, 2004 4:40 PM - Support

Re: Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
Dear I.J.Palmer,

We think that the dump/restore problem of yours is not caused by Xmanager, but affected by the various kinds of environment variables set on login using Xmanager. This problem is suspected as a bug of dump/restore commands in Red Hat Linux and can be hardly solved from Xmanager side.

If there is a different Linux system with same hardware installed as your RH Linux, the same command can be tested. From the test using our systems, there is no dump/restore problem.

Needless to say that Xmanager has a possibility to cause this trouble, but the chance is very small.

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Technical Support
Thursday, March 18, 2004 5:45 PM - I.J.Palmer

Re: Re: Re: Problems when using dump/restore from Xmanager

 
Thanks for all your help.

I suppose its something I will just have to live with at the moment as its no great deal to use Telnet when I am performing a dump or restore.