The backup-jobs starts and right in the beginning the ofm fails with the following messages (ofmnw.log with verbose logging).


02012 03 18 18:01:15 Agent requested synchronization.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'GWX:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'ZFD:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'USR:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'DMP:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'MED:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'BAK:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:15 [Info] Ignore path 'TMP:\_NETWARE\' does not exist.
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] OFMCDM failed to synchronize server error: 0xffffffff
12012 03 18 18:01:20 NSS wide synchronization failed
02012 03 18 18:01:20 Backup Agent Activity Detected
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Backup Agent with NLM 'NDMPD.NLM' and thread name 'VxNDMP_8dea6400' detected
12012 03 18 18:01:20 System Synchronize Failed
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect SYS:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect GWX:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect ZFD:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect USR:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect DMP:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect MED:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect BAK:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect TMP:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect SYS:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect SYS:. Open files will not be backed up on this path
02012 03 18 18:01:20 [Info] Failed to redirect SYS:CORE0.DMP. Open files will not be backed up on this path

I could not find anything to stop this. What I think is remarkable is that this message comes right after the start. The ofm should try at least 5 minutes to get syncronization. After playing around with the known parameters in the two ofm-config-files those look like the following:

OFMNW.CFG:

[General]
AgentFilePath=SYS:\SYSTEM\OFM\OFMNW.AGT
ConfigFilePath=SYS:\SYSTEM\OFM\OFMNW.CFG
LogFilePath=SYS:\SYSTEM\OFM\OFMNW.Log
BreakOnAssert=1
BreakOnException=1
MinServerMemory=6
HandleTruncatedFiles=1
VerboseMsgLogging=0
PauseOnMemFailure=1
UseEmergencyMemPool=0
AgentRecreatesDir=1
HashBucketCount=512
LCI=60
LockContentionLimit=3
IgnoreQDRDirectories=1
LogFileMaxSize=4096
MinVolFreeSpace=4096
PreviewDataReleasePoint=2
PreWriteCacheBlockSize=512
PWCSpaceUsedIncr=20480
StatusPrintLevel=0x40100003
SyncInactivityTimeout=120
SyncTimeOut=600
WriteInactivityPeriod=1
SynchronousSync=1
VolumeNoPreview0=CCH
[GROUP]
GroupUID=4097
File=0x0,DOS,SYS:\etc\TMP\Tempfile.000
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\CATALOGS\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\LOG\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\MM\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\AGENTS\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\JOBDATA\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\REPORTS\*
File=0x1,DOS,SYS:\BKUPEXEC\DOCS\*

OFMCDM.CFG:
[General]
BreakOnAssert = 0x1
BreakOnException = 0x1
MinServerMemoryPercent = 0x6
StatusPrintLevel = 0x0700000000000000
ThreadsPerQueue = 0x3
QueuesPerPool = 0x1
WriteInactivityPeriod = 0x1
SyncTimeOut = 0x258
CacheLFS = 0x0
CacheBlockSize = 0x4000
GetHamSetStateTimeout = 0x3c
LFSCachePoolName =
BackupCachePoolName = TMP
BreakOnCluster = 0x0
VerboseMessageLogging = 0x0
SyncLFSVolumes = 0x0
CacheToLFSVolumes = 0x0
AutoMountVolumes = 0x0
LogFileBufferSize = 0x100000
LogFileNumBuffers = 0x4
LogFileWriteFrequency = 0xf
DebugDumpOnSyncFail = 0x0
LFSCacheLocation =
BackupCacheLocation =

[Advanced]
SmallEmergencyMemBlockSize = 0x400
SmallEmergencyMemBlockCount = 0x32
MediumEmergencyMemBlockSize = 0x2800
MediumEmergencyMemBlockCount = 0xa
LargeEmergencyMemBlockSize = 0x19000
LargeEmergencyMemBlockCount = 0x2

[Device SYS]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device GWX]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device ZFD]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device USR]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device DMP]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device MED]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device BAK]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29

[Device TMP]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x79

[Device CCH]
MinFreeSpace = 0x0000000000400000
InitialCacheSize = 0x0000000001000000
CacheSizeExpandThreshold = 0x30
CacheSizeFailThreshold = 0x5
Status = 0x29


Is this a known problem with virtualized servers or am I running into a very specific problem of myself?

Any hints what to try next are highly welcome.

Sincerely

Karl