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Incomplete Backup - Due to open files

Posted by joshuavautour 
When I receive a "AW0004 Failed to open file" warning when performing a backup. This causes my backup to become incomplete and I'm unable to restore a file from that session that was backed up after the open file warning. Can I somehow exclude open files in the backup (I backup shared web servers so the open files change from day-to-day). I don't want the to purchase the open-file option for each of these servers because I'm not really that concerned about the contents of the open files.
Hi,

If the open files have a specific name and a particular extension eg(.dll)
In this case you can exclude all the files with this extension through the filter option in the backup manager -> Options -> Filters.
There you can specify the type of files you want to exclude.
But if you feel that there are a whole bunch of files with different extensions then, you might just want to exclude the folder from the backup which has got the open files in it.

Thanks
Atheeq
Most of the files we run into problems with are access databases but unfortunately we cannot exclude all of them. They are share hosting web servers so some have 100+ access DBs and need to be backed up.

Even though I'm unable to restore from the incomplete backup all the content is there, I just need to know how to access it.

Josh
Hi,

Can you pls tell me what is the error message you get when you try to do a restore.
I've pasted the output from a failed restore on one of the backups in question.

BrightStor ARCserve Backup -- Restore

Job No....................... 2
Job ID....................... 401
Workstation.................. CORPBACKUP01
Source....................... W-WIN-SUN- 5/18/08, ID C351, Sequence #1
Session...................... 8
Target....................... E:temp
Start Time................... 5/22/08 10:43 PM
W3853
Session was truncated. (SESSION=8)
E3842
Unable to find file. (FILE=NJCFWINWEB01 ( 216.151.164.43 )E:CustomerDatawebspaceswebspace_00101000wwwroot, MEDIA=W-WIN-SUN- 5/18/08)
Total Skip(s)................ 0
Total Size (Disk)............ 0 KB
Total Size (Media)........... 128 KB
Elapsed Time................. 0s
Average Throughput........... 7.50 MB/min
Total Error(s)/Warning(s).... 1/1

Totals For................... Job
Total Session(s)............. 1
Total Skip(s)................ 0
Total Size (Disk)............ 0 KB
Total Size (Media)........... 128 KB
Elapsed Time................. 0s
Average Throughput........... 7.50 MB/min
Total Error(s)/Warning(s).... 1/1

Restore Operation Successful.

Here is the output of a restore from the same backup on files that were backed up before the open file problem.

BrightStor ARCserve Backup -- Restore

Job No....................... 4
Job ID....................... 402
Workstation.................. CORPBACKUP01
Source....................... W-WIN-SUN- 5/18/08, ID C351, Sequence #1
Session...................... 8
Target....................... E:temp
Start Time................... 5/22/08 10:47 PM
Total Directories............ 20
Total File(s)................ 270
Total Skip(s)................ 0
Total Size (Disk)............ 13.99 MB
Total Size (Media)........... 15.12 MB
Elapsed Time................. 7s
Average Throughput........... 129.64 MB/min

Totals For................... Job
Total Session(s)............. 1
Total Directories............ 20
Total File(s)................ 270
Total Skip(s)................ 0
Total Size (Disk)............ 13.99 MB
Total Size (Media)........... 15.12 MB
Elapsed Time................. 7s
Average Throughput........... 129.64 MB/min

Restore Operation Successful.

The data is actually in the backup and it was not truncated during the backup process, I just can't seem to restore files that were backed up after it encounters the open file error.

Thanks,

Joshua
Can I know what is the version of Arcserve being used.
It's ARCserve 11.5 SP3 Build 4402

Thanks,

Joshua
In that case please contact the CA support, I think there is a fix for this kind of issue and will be provided by them.

Thanks

Atheeq.
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