Exchange Backup Problems

I have a client with an SBS 2003 premium. server.  I installed a Quantum DLT S4 tape drive.  I used an Adaptec 29160 SCSI card and Veritas 10.1D.  Long story short backup crashes intermittently when backing up.  I will paste the errors below.  After a lot of trial and error I have found that I can backup to work as long as I don't backup Exchange.  I have replaced the SCSI card with an LSI and Adaptec Ultra 320 series cards.  I have replaced the tape drive.  

I have created two backup jobs.  One job is just for exchange and one job is just for Data Only.  The Data  Only always works. This is on a Dell Power Edge 1800 server.  I have tried all kinds of SCSI settings.  

Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Chuck


Event Type:       Error

Event Source:    adpu320

Event Category: None

Event ID:           9

Date:                6/2/2006

Time:                11:38:41 AM

User:                N/A

Computer:         USE-SBS

Description:

The device, \Device\Scsi\adpu3202, did not respond within the timeout period.

 

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Data:

0000: 0f 00 10 00 01 00 68 00   ......h.

0008: 00 00 00 00 09 00 04 c0   .......À

0010: 01 01 00 50 00 00 00 00   ...P....

0018: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........

0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00   ........

0028: 00 00 00 00 05 00 00 00   ........

0030: 00 00 00 00 07 00 00 00   ........

 

 

Event Type:       Error

Event Source:    Backup Exec

Event Category: Devices

Event ID:           33152

Date:                6/2/2006

Time:                11:52:45 AM

User:                N/A

Computer:         USE-SBS

Description:

Adamm Mover Error: Unload Status Failure!

Error = ERROR_NOT_READY

Drive = "QUANTUM 1"

    {7961DD10-2899-42B0-BC66-38F17B4EF59F}

Media = ""

    {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Read Mode: SingleBlock(0), ScsiPass(0)

Write Mode: SingleBlock(1), ScsiPass(0)
chuckkotlerAsked:
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Upgrade the Backup Exec to 10.0 v.5484

http://seer.support.veritas.com/docs/264273.htm

Jeff
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chuckkotlerAuthor Commented:
I am on version 10.1D (5629)

Chuck
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Then, perhaps this?  http://eventid.net/display.asp?eventid=9&eventno=3756&source=adpu320&phase=1

BTW, I don't like using anything other than the built-in SBS Backup... it works pretty well and I find no advantages to using Backup Exec.

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suppsawsCommented:
Hi chuckkotler,

try backing up exchange with the sbs backup or with ntbackup, does that work?
that way you know if it is hard or software related.

Cheers!
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chuckkotlerAuthor Commented:
Yes, I am using the latest drivers from Adaptec which supposedly fix some timeout issues.  I am running an NT Backup to disk works.  I am told that NT Backup is much more forgiving than Veritas.

Chuck
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
It's not that it's much more forgiving... it's that the built-in SBS version of NT Backup is designed to work with ALL of those server funcitons in the same box.  Something that really no other program offers natively.

The integration of Volume Shadow Copy along with the specific way that SBS uses NT Backup allows for a complete server backup without having to shut down Exchange or worry about missing any data.

There's an overview of the process here:  http://sbsurl.com/backup

Jeff
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
And just FYI, NTBackup was written by Veritas... ne: Symantic.  But they didn't engineer SBS... so that's where the magic comes in.

Jeff
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chuckkotlerAuthor Commented:
I now have backup working correctly.  After 2 months of troubleshooting it, we found it would backup data files easily but not exchange which is backup read write intensive. I replaced the drive with an LTO which has been flawless.  I am not sure if the Quantum drive is a fault or if it is a veritas driver or some sort of issue with the Dell server but it is working now.

Chuck
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