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Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 and OFM

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By Sheila Otte

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Posted: 19 Nov 2003

There is a problem with Netware 5.1 service pack 6 and Veritas Backup Exec 9.1 with OFM (open file management). Be aware that when you apply Service Pack 6 (NW 5.1) it has a problem with Veritas Backup Exec and Open Files. The Open Files option will not work if using Backup Exec for NetWare 9.0. When you upgrade to Backup Exec for Netware 9.1 it seems to work, but then it has a problem when NetShield for Mcafee is running. It causes the server to hang and utilization to be very high even when not running a backup.

Veritas is working on this bug and Mcafee is also checking into it. As for right now there is no fix.

SOLUTION: You need to run the backup program without the Open File Option until this is resolved.

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