I took your advice and edited my asconfig.ini and changed the
UseMergeDaemon to NO. Saved, re-loaded Arcserve and it did not
encounter the errors this time.
I will check again tonight to see if the error continues to stay away.

BTW, Netware 6.5 sp5 is my config, with ArcServe fully patched. Also,
in my case the server was just rebooting itself after a few hundred of
these errors were recorded. It would then continue the backup and
eventually complete it w/o the error. I checked to see what may be
running during the time of the backup that could possibly conflict, but
everything pretty much runs and completes before the start of the job,
or well after (3-4AM).

It looks like it could have something to do with the Arcserve catalog
files, as that's about when the error seems to crop up during the
backup (at least in my case anyway). I had already tried excluding
that directory (which is \ARCSERVE\TEMP\) in the backup job, but that
still produced the error. After I changed the UseMergeDaemon
parameter, I didn't get the error.

Will keep an eye on and report back. It's a pretty annoying issue.



Jack Mandukane Wrote:
> Sorry about not responding sooner, I don't check the forums every day.
> You should be able to mask the error by editing the ASCONFIG.INI file
> and changing the UseMergeDaemon to NO or FALSE. I don't remember
> which one it is. The problem seems to occur while working with
> catalog files and disabling the merge daemon causes ARCserve to not
> use catalog files.
> On Wed, 16 Mar 2005 21:32:41 GMT, "JS" <jsap@excite.com> wrote:
> >The complete error is:
> >Mar-14 21:24:57 ASDB NLM ASDB : E4208 Failed to write to file,

> [0006]
> >
> >Basically there were multiple lines of those error messages in the

> log.
> >
> >thanks
> >
> >
> >"Jack Mandukane" <jzmandukane@gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:rb8g311e51ct288p1fv1d8h5asbjthql1f@4ax.com.. .
> >> Could you post the complete text of the error from the log.

> Usually
> >> ASDB errors end in a Btrieve code that might point us in the right
> >> direction.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:41:49 GMT, "JS" <jsap@excite.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Is anyone getting this error during backup on Arcserve 11.1? I've

> been
> >> >getting this error (E4208: Failed to write to file) on a few

> servers
> >after I
> >> >upgraded Arcserve to version 11.1.
> >> >Anyone?
> >> >
> >> >thanks
> >> >
> >>

> >