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NVP-vProxy: FLR restore fails with error "Unable to get partition information: exit status 2"

Summary: The VM for which FLR was being performed had an hard disk added to it which was unpartitioned. This can be identified by running the fdisk and file commands on the virtual machine.

Primary Product: NetWorker

Product: NetWorker

Last Published: 13 Mar 2020

Article Type: Break Fix

Published Status: Online

Version: 5

NVP-vProxy: FLR restore fails with error "Unable to get partition information: exit status 2"

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Issue


The NetWorker VMware Protection integration is configured with the vProxy Appliance.
A virtual machine (VM) FLR restore is being performed in the environment and fails with below error:
 
Unmounting after mount failure: Unable to get partition information: exit status 2
 
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:38 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop0
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:38 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/losetup'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/blkid -c /dev/null /dev/loop0]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop0: PTUUID="00041d0c" PTTYPE="dos"
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/blkid'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] Attached VMDK 'vm-422-disk-key-2000-flat.vmdk' at '/dev/loop0' with partitions [/dev/loop0p3 /dev/loop0p2 /dev/loop0p1]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup --find --show -P /opt/emc/vproxy/runtime/state/flr/temp/nfs-905033c8-d093-46c7-a8b3-ea9722b76eeb/vm-422-disk-key-2001-flat.vmdk]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop2
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/losetup'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:42 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/blkid -c /dev/null /dev/loop2]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:42 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup -d /dev/loop2]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:44 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup --find --show -P /opt/emc/vproxy/runtime/state/flr/temp/nfs-905033c8-d093-46c7-a8b3-ea9722b76eeb/vm-422-disk-key-2001-flat.vmdk]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:44 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop2
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:44 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/losetup'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/blkid -c /dev/null /dev/loop2]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] Removing 1 temporary loop devices
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup -d /dev/loop0]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/pvscan --cache]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] File descriptor 10 (socket:[4601043]) leaked on pvscan invocation. Parent PID 2560: /opt/emc/vproxy/bin/vflrd
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 10737352704: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 10737410048: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4096: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/pvscan'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 ERROR:  [@(#) Build number: 246] Unable to unmount '/opt/emc/vproxy/runtime/state/flr/temp/nfs-905033c8-d093-46c7-a8b3-ea9722b76eeb': device or resource busy
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 INFO:   [@(#) Build number: 246] Unmounting after mount failure: Unable to get partition information: exit status 2
Cause
The virtual machine (VM) for which FLR was being performed had an hard disk added to it which was unpartitioned causing the FLR restore to fail.
The same can be identified by running the below commands on the virtual machine.

fdisk output and file output for the disks added to the virtual machine.
<VM_Name>:~ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdb: 10 GiB, 10737418240 bytes, 20971520 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 30 GiB, 32212254720 bytes, 62914560 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00041d0c

Device     Boot    Start      End  Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1           2048  4208639  4206592   2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2  *     4208640 29382655 25174016  12G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3       29382656 62914559 33531904  16G 83 Linux

<VM_Name>:~ #  file -sL /dev/sd*
/dev/sda:  DOS/MBR boot sector
/dev/sda1: Linux/i386 swap file (new style), version 1 (4K pages), size 525823 pages, no label, UUID=0ce67b73-cf94-4511-84f6-572201fd8491
/dev/sda2: DOS/MBR boot sector
/dev/sda3: SGI XFS filesystem data (blksz 4096, inosz 512, v2 dirs)
/dev/sdb:  data


No partition information for the device /dev/sdb can be found in the blkid output:
 
<VM_Name>:~ # blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="0ce67b73-cf94-4511-84f6-572201fd8491" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00041d0c-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="8375d6ba-626d-43ef-a881-82230d4b84a5" UUID_SUB="b333cada-c2fe-48aa-8a24-f6f839a0c46a" TYPE="btrfs" PTTYPE="dos" PARTUUID="00041d0c-02"
/dev/sda3: UUID="6514e3e9-5bea-467f-8f73-479a71380753" TYPE="xfs" PARTUUID="00041d0c-03"
/dev/sr0: UUID="2017-07-12-03-04-39-00" LABEL="SLE-12-SP3-Server-DVD-x86_640473" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="1285b34e" PTTYPE="dos"
Resolution
Remove the un-partitioned disk connected to the Virtual Machine.
Performed the FLR restore again.
Notes

Issue


The NetWorker VMware Protection integration is configured with the vProxy Appliance.
A virtual machine (VM) FLR restore is being performed in the environment and fails with below error:
 
Unmounting after mount failure: Unable to get partition information: exit status 2
 
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:38 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop0
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:38 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/losetup'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/blkid -c /dev/null /dev/loop0]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop0: PTUUID="00041d0c" PTTYPE="dos"
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/blkid'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] Attached VMDK 'vm-422-disk-key-2000-flat.vmdk' at '/dev/loop0' with partitions [/dev/loop0p3 /dev/loop0p2 /dev/loop0p1]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup --find --show -P /opt/emc/vproxy/runtime/state/flr/temp/nfs-905033c8-d093-46c7-a8b3-ea9722b76eeb/vm-422-disk-key-2001-flat.vmdk]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop2
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:40 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/losetup'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:42 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/blkid -c /dev/null /dev/loop2]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:42 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup -d /dev/loop2]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:44 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup --find --show -P /opt/emc/vproxy/runtime/state/flr/temp/nfs-905033c8-d093-46c7-a8b3-ea9722b76eeb/vm-422-disk-key-2001-flat.vmdk]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:44 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] /dev/loop2
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:44 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/losetup'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/blkid -c /dev/null /dev/loop2]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] Removing 1 temporary loop devices
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/losetup -d /dev/loop0]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====Executing [/sbin/pvscan --cache]
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] File descriptor 10 (socket:[4601043]) leaked on pvscan invocation. Parent PID 2560: /opt/emc/vproxy/bin/vflrd
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 10737352704: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 10737410048: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 0: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246]   /dev/loop1: read failed after 0 of 4096 at 4096: Input/output error
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 TRACE:  [@(#) Build number: 246] ====End of output from '/sbin/pvscan'.
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 ERROR:  [@(#) Build number: 246] Unable to unmount '/opt/emc/vproxy/runtime/state/flr/temp/nfs-905033c8-d093-46c7-a8b3-ea9722b76eeb': device or resource busy
159373:nsrvproxy_flr: vProxy Log: 2019/01/08 14:56:46 INFO:   [@(#) Build number: 246] Unmounting after mount failure: Unable to get partition information: exit status 2
Cause
The virtual machine (VM) for which FLR was being performed had an hard disk added to it which was unpartitioned causing the FLR restore to fail.
The same can be identified by running the below commands on the virtual machine.

fdisk output and file output for the disks added to the virtual machine.
<VM_Name>:~ # fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sdb: 10 GiB, 10737418240 bytes, 20971520 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes


Disk /dev/sda: 30 GiB, 32212254720 bytes, 62914560 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x00041d0c

Device     Boot    Start      End  Sectors Size Id Type
/dev/sda1           2048  4208639  4206592   2G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda2  *     4208640 29382655 25174016  12G 83 Linux
/dev/sda3       29382656 62914559 33531904  16G 83 Linux

<VM_Name>:~ #  file -sL /dev/sd*
/dev/sda:  DOS/MBR boot sector
/dev/sda1: Linux/i386 swap file (new style), version 1 (4K pages), size 525823 pages, no label, UUID=0ce67b73-cf94-4511-84f6-572201fd8491
/dev/sda2: DOS/MBR boot sector
/dev/sda3: SGI XFS filesystem data (blksz 4096, inosz 512, v2 dirs)
/dev/sdb:  data


No partition information for the device /dev/sdb can be found in the blkid output:
 
<VM_Name>:~ # blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="0ce67b73-cf94-4511-84f6-572201fd8491" TYPE="swap" PARTUUID="00041d0c-01"
/dev/sda2: UUID="8375d6ba-626d-43ef-a881-82230d4b84a5" UUID_SUB="b333cada-c2fe-48aa-8a24-f6f839a0c46a" TYPE="btrfs" PTTYPE="dos" PARTUUID="00041d0c-02"
/dev/sda3: UUID="6514e3e9-5bea-467f-8f73-479a71380753" TYPE="xfs" PARTUUID="00041d0c-03"
/dev/sr0: UUID="2017-07-12-03-04-39-00" LABEL="SLE-12-SP3-Server-DVD-x86_640473" TYPE="iso9660" PTUUID="1285b34e" PTTYPE="dos"
Resolution

Remove the un-partitioned disk connected to the Virtual Machine.
Performed the FLR restore again.

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