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ontape remote imported dd Input/Output Technote (troubleshooting) Problem(Abstract) Running IBM Informix ontape to restore a tape backup that was made on a different host to which the restore is taking place, fails with 'Physical restore failed - function read archive backup failed code -1 errno 5'. Symptom Example ontape error :- $ ontape -r Please mount tape 1 on /dev/st0 and press Return to continue ... Physical restore failed - function read archive backup failed code -1 errno 5 Program over. Example 'dd' error :- $ dd if=/dev/st0 of=/dev/null bs=2k count=100 dd: opening `/dev/st0': Permission denied $ su - Password: # dd if=/dev/st0 of=/dev/null bs=2k count=100 dd: reading `/dev/st0': Input/output error 0+0 records in 0+0 records out 0 bytes (0 B) copied, 3.17481 seconds, 0.0 kB/s Cause There are a number of reasons you might get this error, including a bad tape. You should also consider checking the block size settings for the source and target tape drivers are compatible. Diagnosing the problem You have checked and confirmed the Informix ONCONFIG values TAPESIZE and TAPEBLK are identical on both the source and target instances. Next, check the block size settings for the tape drivers either match, or the target is set to 0 (variable length blocks). Resolving the problem Check both the source and target system by inserting a tape, and typing the following command :- # mt -f /dev/st0 status The output may look like this :- # mt -f /dev/st0 status SCSI 2 tape drive: File number=0, block number=0, partition=0. Tape block size 512 bytes. Density code 0x0 (default). Soft error count since last status=0 General status bits on (50000):

ontape Technote (troubleshooting) Problem(Abstract) This document will help you navigate through the available information and resources related to ontape backup and restore. Resolving the problem Resolving the problem Onbar Ontape- selected tab, ISM Other SMs onsmsync archecker General Description and Facts about ontape Backup and Restore commands and examples FAQ and Common errors Links to other resources General Description and Facts about ontape Description: Ontape is the oldest backup and restore utility still used with IDS that provides: Backup at the server level Support for incremental backup Manual or continuous logical-log backup Restore at the system or dbspace level Reliability - Data can be restore http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21617169 up to point of failure because of logical-log backups. Support for remote tape devices. Support for external backup and restore Simple configuration. Easy to use command syntax. Generally used for small database servers. A single threaded utility and can not be ran in parallel. Requires an "auto rewind" tape device. Does not require a storage manager. Ability to change database-logging status Backup to a tape, directory or a file. Use to http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21403313 setup Data Replication (HDR) Rename chunks to different path names and offsets. Ability to backup and restore using filters. The ontape utility uses eight configuration parameters in the ONCONFIG file Support for External Backup and Restore Back to top Backup and restore commands & examples Usage examples: Using ontape to rename chunks Salvaging Logical-log files using ontape Backing up to STDIO Using Backup / Restore Filters with ontape Back to top FAQ and Common errors Backup: How to view the contents of an ontape tape header. What is the fastest way to setup HDR using ontape backup to STDIO. Restore: Not enough memory during physical restore. Unable to restore ontape incremental archives using STDIO. Error during restore: Could not fork server connection. How do you use ontape to copy an instance to another machine? (Imported Restore). Invalid archive tape error message when performing restore. After a level 0 restore using STDIO engine comes up to Quiescent mode before applying level 1 or 2 archives. Performing Imported restore you receive error : " Physical restore failed - function read archive backup failed code -1 errno 5". Back to top Additional resources / links Trouble shooting ontape failure . MustGather. developerWorks Information Management (site) You can take advantage all of the technical resources that IB

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