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backup exec 12.5

I have a server doing a backup to disk.  The job fails.  The reported error is that the B2D folder is out of space.  Its got TONS of free space.  Every time the job runs it backs up a little over 4 GIgs, then that's it. It creates tons of little 2K backp files, but never finishes, and ends up getting cancelled by the auto-cancel rule after 5 hours.  Each job is the same amount of data (to the byte) when it stops backing up data.  Any ideas?
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wantabe2Commented:
Same problem here after I upgraded to 12.5. Check to see if you can move some log files & if that don't help I'd recomend HAMMERING Symantec as I did & go back to an earlier version of Backup Exec.
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Do you have a disk quota set for the volume where the B2D folder resides?  Is that partition formatted as NTFS or FAT? What do you have set for the minimum available space for that partition? I think that last setting is in the device properties, IIRC.
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Vince GlissonCommented:
This may help, BE treats a folder in a similar way to a tape...aka you can tell BE that the folder has a size limit...
http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266377.htm
If this doesn't fix it we'll move to other possibilities..
 
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jfeuchtAuthor Commented:
there is no disk quota
it is fat
I did not configure minimum space
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Well, the maximum file size on a FAT volume is 4GB. So that's why it's bombing out.  You need to send this backup to an NTFS volume, or set the maximum file size for the backup to something less than 4GB.  Although it's been a while since I used Backup Exec, IIRC, there is a file size limit that you can set in the properties of the backup device.  This limit then forces Backup Exec to create a new file each time the active file reaches that limit.  So, for example, if you have 20GB of data to back up, and you set the file size limit to 4GB, you would end up with 5-6 backup files per single full backup.
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jfeuchtAuthor Commented:
I'm running the job now.  I have the max size for b2d files set to 4G.  It writes the first file, then it does not move onto the next 4G file write.  It appears to try to start a new file, but its as if it can't write to it, so it starts another one.  Next thing you know, it will create lots of little 2k backup files, but the backup job never progresses past the first file.
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Do you have an NTFS drive that you can try?  I'm really thinking that maybe this just won't work with a FAT-formatted drive.
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Vince GlissonCommented:
If this is a USB external drive then most of them do not come formated NTFS, you have to format the drive to NTFS and then setup your B2D folders and you should be fine...
 
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
I agree with MesaVince - if this is an external USB/flash drive of some sort, you can and should definitely reformat it to NTFS.
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jfeuchtAuthor Commented:
thanks for all the responses.  I'll format it, and try again tomorrow.

Are any of you experts in backupexec system recovery?  I have another question open for a problem that I'm actively working on.
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Vince GlissonCommented:
Whats the link to the question...
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