I am using MHVTL for quite a while now. MHVTL emulates a configurable tape library and stores the data in the file system. Normally when testing i am installing the backup software directly where MHVTL runs. But that only works for simple configurations.
For complex configurations for instance with drive sharing this approach does not work. A few days ago i sumbled accross the idea to export the tape library and the drives via iSCSI. So i made a VM based on Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 Update 2 plus the most recent MHVTL version plus self-compiled tgt to test this. And in fact: It does work without any major problems.
With this blog post i would like to share my VM with all interested people. You can download the VM here (728 MB). The root password is ‘root’.
Just because i have to use google to find the solution often here the direct link for fixing nsr peer information error messages.
An example error message can be found below:
39078 19.10.2010 12:07:35 nsrexecd GSS error: There is already a machine using the
name: "clientname.domain.com". Either choose a different name for your machine, or
delete the "NSR peer information" entry for "clientname.domain.com" on
Preston De Guise explained in his blog how to fix the error.
After upgrade to EMC Networker 7.6.1 NDMP are failing with:
filer:/vol/vol0/etc 6899:nsrdsa_save: Warning: Could not determine job id. Continuing ...
filer:/vol/vol0/etc 39078:nsrdsa_save: SYSTEM error: Could not establish jobid with server.
filer:/vol/vol0/etc 39078:nsrdsa_save: DSA save time could not be retrieved, exiting
Thsi is a known bug in 7.6.1. The fix is available here: