I'm having major problems with getting Solstice Backup 5.1 (and 5.1.1)
with Autochanger module working on a Sun Ultra 5 running Solaris 7
(32-bit mode only). The software was working fine under Solaris 2.6.
I went from Solaris 2.6 to Solaris 7 using a complete installation (not
upgrade), and I only installed the 32-bit stuff because I figured that
it would avoid some incompatibility issues because Solstice Backup 5.1
is older than Solaris 7.
After installing Solaris 7 and Solstice Backup 5.1, the software
appeared to be working on the face of it because it was reading the
media database fine and the indices, but when it came to actually making
the autochanger jockey tapes around, all I would get is a "File not
found"-type message. The one big difference that I can see is that
under Solaris 2.6. I have no idea if Solaris 2.6 was responsible for
those files being created or if the kernel driver, lus, supplied by
Solstice Backup, was responsible.
In the mean time, I found the Solaris Data Backup 5.1.1 in the Easy
Access Server 2.0 kit that came with an older Solaris 7 media kit, and
it looks like it is just a re-named Solstice Backup because all the
package names were the same. I removed Solstice Backup 5.1 and
installed Solaris Data Backup 5.1.1, and it seemed to be okay with my
enabler codes for Solstice Backup 5.1. Even though it alleges to not
support autochangers, the jb_config and nsrjb utilities exist, but the
same "file not found" messages occur when I try to operate the
autochanger. The jb_config utility cannot find any autochangers.
At this point, I'm guessing that the device files are different than
they used to be, and the software isn't finding the autochanger. This
is odd because Solaris Data Backup 5.1.1 claims to support Solaris 7.
It doesn't claim to handle autochangers, but it really seems to be
Solstice Backup in disguise because all the autochanger utilities are
present and my autochanger module enabler code works.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I might do to get this working? I'm
backup-less until I do.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
- Peter Schwenk
- Campus Information and Technology Associate 3
- Mathematical Sciences
- University of Delaware