Browsing articles from "May, 2013"
May
29
2013

How to read/edit LARGE text files (size in GB ~ +50GB)

When you try to open a text or some kind of text based log file of size in GB’s say 51GB in NOTEPAD or NOTEPAD++ or WORDPAD, you will get following error,     Now the question is how to read or edit such large file, answer is,   1. If you are just interested in reading it page by page without impacting any CPU or memory, the do following, Start > Run > type […]

May
10
2013

NetBackup ERR – Error in VxBSADeterminePolicy: 26 and ERR – Error in CryptAcquireContext : 2148073508

Kind of unique issue faced today, SQL Server backup job was continuously failing (with ERROR(-1) and exit status 2) to take database backups on Symantec NetBackup Utility. In GUI console following error was logged in,   USER – Verify that an active SQL Server policy exists for this client. ERR – Error in VxBSADeterminePolicy: 26. CONTINUATION: – There is no copy of the requested object.   This is not first time we were running backup, […]

May
7
2013

Troubleshooting NetBackup Issues and Error Exit Codes

While working with Symantec NetBackup utility for SQL Server encountered several errors where backups are hanging in middle or failing with absurd error codes, below are some useful references and links which helps in troubleshooting such errors,   1. VDI related error:   Error message 1 2007-06-18 11:21:00.83 spid820 BackupVirtualDeviceFile::ClearError: failure on backup device ‘VDI_DeviceID‘. Operating system error 995(The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.). Error […]

May
7
2013

Overhead of using Policy-Based Management on SQL Server

I Policy-Based Management is a very useful feature of SQL Server 2008 and later, if you like to audit certain parameters or enforce certain restriction on particular SQL Server/s, but first this to notice is will there be any overhead on current performance of SQL Server or not, basically the answer depends upon the way you are going to use it,   Q. What is the overhead of Policy-Based Management on my SQL Server? A. […]

May
7
2013

How to use RETRY option in Symantec NetBackup for SQL Server

While working with Symantec NetBackup utility for SQL Server came across Retry option, this helps in reducing manual effort spend in retrying failed backups, but in some scenarios there is certain overhead as well, below is brief info about this option,   How Retry Parameter works for SQL Server Backups   If you like to setup NetBackup to retry failed backups automatically then you can use following three parameters along with other, RETRYTYPE AUTO        #This parameter […]

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