I run a 6.5.3 networks with groupwise 6.5.4 - I run Backupexec 9.1 with
the 1152 build - I seem to be forever having problems with (OFM) Open File
Manager backing up my groupwise on my mirrored NSS volumes, probably once
or twice a month - the error I get is that the OFM can't synchronize with
the server for various reasons. The last instance is below. I go into the
server and I see:

7-27-2005 10:54:59 am: COMN-3.22-33 [nmID=A0023]
NSS-2.70-5004: Volume Servername/SYS_SV is being deactivated.
An I/O error (20204(zio.c[2179])) at block 15447670(file block
-15447670)(ZID 9) has compromised volume integrity.


7-27-2005 10:54:59 am: COMN-3.22-1092 [nmID=A0025]
NSS-3.00-5001: Pool Servername/SYS_SP is being deactivated.
An I/O error (20204(zio.c[2179])) at block 15447670(file block
-15447670)(ZID 9) has compromised pool integrity.


7-27-2005 10:55:09 am: SERVER-5.70-1533 [nmID=B0012]
Device "[V098-A5-D4:1] Open File Manager Synchronized Device"
deactivated
due to driver unload.


7-27-2005 10:55:09 am: SERVER-5.70-1533 [nmID=B0012]
Device "[V098-A5-D4:0] Open File Manager Synchronized Device"
deactivated
due to driver unload.


I'M TAKING IT FOR GRANTED THAT "SYS_SV" & "SYS_SP" are my mirrored
snapshot volumes.
THEN I DO A "POOLS" Command:


Pool Name State Attributes Logical Volumes
----------------- ----------- ----------------- -------------------
SYS ACTIVE Multiple Volumes SYS
Multi use detect
SYS_SP UNKNOWN Multiple Volumes
Pool Snapshot
Multi use detect

Seems one of the snapshot volumes is not releaseing - and I have to down
the server to get rid of the SYS_SP volume then it seems to work great for
another unspecified length of time before the same thing happens different
file blocks or another instance of OFM can't synchronize to the server.

I guess my question is - is arcserv any better backing up open databases
like my groupwise for instance? If any other backup software I don't know
about does just as good a job as any other I would like to know what it
might be.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions - RJM