LAN SYSTEMS CALL LIST AND FILE SERVERS LIST
See URL http://www.tks.buffalo.edu/lansys/clientinfo/netsites.html - File Servers
LAN SYSTEMS BACKUP PROCEDURES
Overview of LAN Systems Backup Servers
The LAN System servers are located in a cabinet to the left of the IBM 3490E (Research Foundation’s) tape drives in the computer room. The servers are labeled as LSBACKUP1 and LSBACKUP2. There is a keyboard and monitor labeled the same way for each server. There are two tape drives on the LSBACKUP2 server and 1 tape drive on the LSBACKUP1 server. All the equipment is labeled with the server name and in the case of the tape drives the auto pilot set name is very important. A summary follows:
Server Auto Pilot Set Name Location
LSBACKUP1 LSBACKUP Middle right side of cabinet
LSBACKUP2 LSBACK2B Middle left side of cabinet
LSBACKUP2 FS1BACK Middle left side of cabinet
Note: The auto pilot set names LSBACK2B and FS1BACK are both on the same server.
Auto Set Pilot Name Type of Backup Time and Day Scheduled
FS1BACK Daily 17:15 Monday – Thursday
LSBACK2B Daily 17:30 Monday – Thursday
LSBACKUP Daily 16:45 Monday – Thursday
FS1BACK Weekly 17:15 Every Friday except last of month
LSBACK2B Weekly 17:30 Every Friday except last of month
LSBACKUP Weekly 16:45 Every Friday except last of month
FS1BACK Monthly 17:15 Last Friday of the month
LSBACK2B Monthly 17:30 Last Friday of the month
LSBACKUP Monthly 16:45 Last Friday of the month
Tape storage rack is located behind the LAN Systems servers and slightly to the left side.
Autos Set Pilot Name Type of Backup Assigned Numbers
LSBACK1 Daily LSD01 – LSD20
LSBACK2 Daily LS2D01 – LS2D20
FS1 Daily FS1D01 – FS1D20
LSBACK1 Weekly LSW1/S1 – LSW5/S1 and
2nd tape if needed LSW1/S2 – LSW5/S2
LSBACK2 Weekly LS2W1/S1 – LS2W5/S1 and
2nd tape if needed LS2W1/S2 – LS2W5/S2
FS1 Weekly FS1W1/S1 – FS1W5/S1 and
2nd tape if needed FS1W1/S2 – FS1W5/S2
LSBACK1 Monthly new DLT CompacTape IV
LSBACK2 Monthly new DLT CompacTape IV
FS1 Monthly new DLT CompacTape IV
Note: Always blank two tapes for the Weekly and Monthly Backup runs. The second reel may or may not be required.
The Monthly backup tapes are held for two years. These tapes are stored in the gray cabinet next to the RF (Research Foundation) 8300 series tape rack for the RF system. The CURRENT Monthly tapes are in the tape rack with the Daily and Weekly tapes, but the previous Month’s tapes are stored in the vault in Fronczak Hall on the 1st floor. At the completion of each Monthly run, take the previous Month’s tapes from the Computing Center to the vault in Fronczak Hall and bring the older set back and place them in the gray cabinet in room 104 Computing Center.
Monitoring the Servers
The LAN servers consists of five windows. They are:
Arcserver Tape Server Window - used by us for blanking tapes and checking labels
System Console - used by us for checking for error messages
Monitor Screen - not used to us
Arcserver Message Screen - used by us for checking for error messages
Arcserve Scheduler Console - used to see if any backups are still active
Press ALT ESC to cycle through the windows. Press ESC to back up to a previous window.
Viewing the Tape Status
Check the tape status panel of each drive.
Check the "ARCSERVE TAPE SERVER". Console display located on the top shelf in the cabinet will show the display for both Lsback2b and Fs1back. Highlight DEVICE MANAGEMENT hit enter, then hightlight TAPE DRVIE STATUS and hit enter. This will show which backup is running and if the tape is labeled.
NOTE: It is important that you check the tapes to make sure they are blank. This is done by going to the ARCSERVER TAPE SERVER display and highlighting TAPE DEVICE MANAGEMENT then hit enter, then highlight ERASE then hit ENTER. A display will appear that shows the tape drives and the label of the tape on it. Remember, the tape must show BLANK before the backup starts. If the tape is labeled and needs to be BLANKED, then go to the BLANKING A TAPE section.
Make sure the "TAPE IN USE" light is not flashing on the drive that you want to unload.
Press ALT ESC to cycle to the Arcserve Scheduler Console screen and make sure there is no backup active. This is a very important step because it is possible to unload a tape and a backup is still active and will be aborted and must be restarted by Lan System’s staff.
Press "UNLOAD" button. When the green light appears next to the "OPERATE HANDLE", lift handle and remove tape.
Put in the next tape, make sure that it is properly labeled, then lower the handle.
Blanking a Tape
ERASE MODE: QUICK – ERASE ONLY DESTROY THE LABEL
FULL ERASE (DESTROY ALL DATA AND TAPE LABEL)
QUICK – ERASE ONLY DESTROY TAPE LABEL
QUICK ERASE PLUS (DESTROY TAPE LABEL AND SERIAL NUMBER)
QUICK ERASE PLUS (DESTROY TAPE LABEL AND SERIAL NUMBER)
F2<DONE>, this will start the erase.
Contacts for Problems
Contact Sharon Arieno for any problems or error messages.
Office Phone 645-3753
Pager # 459-3914
Home Phone 837-8655
See the LAN Systems Staff Call List for additional phone numbers if needed.
Check the LAN Server consoles during each shift for any messages that are repeated every minute. If this happens, contact Sharon Arieno.
Oct 25 09:25:14 E1103 Unable to get media list
Oct 25 09:25:55 E1103 Unable to get media list
Oct 25 09:26:35 E1103 Unable to get media list
Here’s another message indicating a problem.
Media is device group ARCSERV2 is not in the scratch set of pool LSBACK2b_DLY. Please mount one of the following media in device group ARCSERV2:
Media Name Serial # Media Pool Seq.
1. D-LSBACK2B-XXX – X/X/XX XXXXXXX LSBACK2b_DLY 1
The job will be cancelled in 9999 minutes.
The above message indicates that a blank tape needs to be inserted because the job is trying to start and it requires a blank tape. At this point, if you try to "blank" a tape and receive an error "error device open" then the alternative is to insert a new tape and job should start within a few minutes.
The following errors are only informational and do not require any intervention.
E3011 failed to open file
Sys:\users\winswap\wo6\win386.swp, delay 5 seconds
E3120 failed to back up
Error adding mail:\msmail\maildata\mmf\00000006.mmf
E1046 error reading mail:\msmail\maildata\mmf\00000075.mmf
Resource in use
E3158 Failed to get name space info for ……
E3031 Failed to scan
E1094 ARCserve Netware node agent not located on target server
Note: If any error messages appear that are not on this list, please notify Sharon Arieno.