iSeries backup not running

SUMMARY

iSeries backup not running

ISSUE

Description

iSeries backup will not run.  Looking in the iSeries backup logs I see a message stating:

Processing already in progress for iSeries client [Machine Name]. Cannot continue.

Cause

A backup or restore operation was terminated before it was allowed to finish.  A lock file is generated for these operations and is cleaned up after the job is complete.  If the job is not allowed to complete the lock file can be left behind and subsequent backups will not run.

Resolution

Use a SSH client like putty to login to the backup appliance.

‘cd /var/lock’

Run a directory listing:

‘ls –l’  lower case L

You will see a file that matches the registered clients’ machine name.

Delete this file.

‘rm –f  [Machine Name]’

Third-Party Sources

N/A

 

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