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I have some issue with my amanda backup server, which is connecting with Scalar Quantum i500 via FC. I got the error as below 3 days ago.
These dumps were to tape 000289.
*** A TAPE ERROR OCCURRED: [No more writable valid tape found].

Normally I will load the proper tapes and run the amflush to push stuff from the holding disk to tapes manually. However this time amflush in this case did not help, Amanda immediately responded with an out of tape error again.

Meanwhile I got some errors from dmesg as well
st3: Error 18 (sugg. bt 0x0, driver bt 0x0, host bt 0x0).
scsi1 (0,3,0) : reservation conflict

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Is it a simple matter of basically .tar'ing the whole / filesystem? and if so, to restore can I just use a live CD to restore the partition that is needed? How does LVM affect the restoration process? I have looked at Amanda as a backup solution, though we wont be backing up directly to tape (backup to a share location then copy to the tape drive).

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I shrinked the partition on the internal drive holding using Win 7's built in tools and would like to clone my USB installation to the new partition I can now create, I work a lot with Macs in my line of work and there I always use Carbon Copy Cloner to make bootable backups, works like a charm..

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How would I go about it? The internal drive is GUID (or is it GPT?) formatted and loosing the Win 7 installation isn't an option of course.. All I could find were commandlines to backup certain folders or entire drives but I only want to backup my partition onto a different partition..

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I have attached the error with amanda system. It is in Amanda is in OpenSuse, I checked for dtimeout in conf file but it is not there.

driver: find_diskspace: time 1641.864: find diskspace: selected /sandata/amanda/hdisk free 159240608 reserved 4633344 dumpers 3
driver: find_diskspace: time 1641.864: want 3185984 K
driver: find_diskspace: time 1641.864: find diskspace: size 3185984 hf 159240608 df 159240576 da 3185984 ha 3186016
driver: find_diskspace: time 1641.864: find diskspace: selected /sansdata/amanda/hdisk free 159240608 reserved 3186016 dumpers 3
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I am using bsdtcp. I get an ack error if I switch the client to bsd authentication. What should I do, how do I fix it? I read that I should enter servers address to hosts file in /etc/ directory? Here is the log in /var/log/messages:


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