we got a Server with three drivers. Tow of them are local drivers and one of the driver is a "virtual driver". The backup get failed.
We got the message:
7184:savefs: nothing to save
savefs servername.dom.com: failed.
--- Job Indications ---
servername.dom.com:savefs: retried 1 times.
On the Server we use Networker 18.104.22.168 and Windows Server 2016.
If somone can help me?
I assume you are talking about "drives" not "drivers".
Before you do anything else please answer the following questions:
- Does a back wor at all? - just run "save C:\temp" to test
- Do the preconfigured backups of the server work (Policy: Server Protection work)
If yes, your configuration seems to be wrong. So please provide more info to assist you.
you are right i mean drives (sorry for my bad english )
I can save C:\temp and the Server Protection works fine too.
What infos do you need to assist me?
So the backup of a local disk is not a problem.
The next step would be to run a manual backup of the network disk.
Please run the following command: save [-b <pool>] -L -o "vss:*=off" \\<server>\<path>
to see if this works
If yes - fine.
But please state the exact error message to better assist you.
What do you mean by "virtual driver"?
Please show what this looks like... From Windows Explore, how would you access this drive?
From command line, how would you change directory to this drive?
here is a screen from my Windows Explorer:
I cant backup volume E: it is a virtual drive.
With your command i can save the virtual drive, but if i start it on the "NetWorker Management Consol" it failed
3817:save: Using NETWorkerSvr.dom.lan as server
129292:save: Successfully established Client direct save session for save-set ID '1351349813' (SERVER.dom.lan:\\SERVER.dom.lan\E$) with Data Domain volume 'data1.001'.
\\SERVER.dom.lan\E$\System Volume Information\WPSettings.dat
\\SERVER.dom.lan\E$\System Volume Information\
save: \\SERVER.dom.lan\E$ 1569 MB 00:00:22 12 files
7167:save: save completion time: 20.02.2018 11:19:49
94694:save: The backup of save set '\\SERVER.dom.lan\E$' succeeded.
Well, generally this is called a network mount point. You can trying using the backup command as save -xL That should help get the mounted network share backed up.
i typ it as a network mount because bingo give me a command with a network mount (save [-b <pool>] -L -o "vss:*=off" \\<server>\<path>).
On the pic you can see its a virtual drive and not a network mount.
Please explain why you say E: is a virtual drive. From your screenshot, I do not see what the difference between 😧 and E: drives. What is "virtual" ?
Back to the original problem: are you still getting the error "savefs: nothing to save"? Is the client's saveset field set to "All"?
i created in Windows Server 2016 a virtual hard disk drive ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VHD_(file_format) ) and drive E: is for me a virtual drive.
If i set the saveset field to "All", i can save all drivers (C: D:) but not E:
If i try to Save it solo (E:) i get the same error "savefs: nothing to save"
If i am on the computer and typing on cmd "save -L E:\" it works
I dont unterstand why i cant run it solo or as a all saveset, but it work if i typeing it in cmd...
Sorry for so much images, but i think its easy to show you guys it.
Thank you for the explanation on what you mean by a virtual drive. (.vhd or .vhdx)
The reason why NetWorker does not back this up when you are performing a scheduled backup is because of the following reasons:
Also since this is a virtual drive, there is is actually a container file that is on the Windows file system. For example:
DISKPART> list vdisk
VDisk ### Disk ### State Type File
--------- -------- -------------------- --------- ----
* VDisk 0 Disk --- Added Unknown C:\temp\test-vhd.vhdx
Here, you can see that this virtual drive is actually stored on: C:\temp\test-vhd.vhdx.
So, if you backup up the C:\ drive, then this virtual drive container will also be backed up by default., although you are then limited to backing up and recovering the entire disk. And backups would only be possible if that file is not open and locked.
If you want the ability to perform file level backup and recovery, then your only option is to perform manual/local backups using the save command. You have already confirmed that this works.
Thank Wallace for the information. But what's really weird is that in version 8.2.4 we were able to save virtual drive. Since we use the version 9.1.x it is no longer possible. Then I will probably install the old version again.