Do they ever die with any type of error code?
How are you doing DNS resolution?
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Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] bpbkar.exe hanging - "The binding handle is
If you look for a utility called pskill.exe, you can use it to kill the
process that's hung without rebooting the box (usually).
As for the acutal reason behind the hang, you'd have to dig into the
logs to see if there's any more info. I'm on 4.5 FP5 and infrequently
have this issue, but usually killing the process and starting the job
again takes care of it.
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> [mailto:veritas-bu-admin AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu]On Behalf Of Anthony
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> Subject: [Veritas-bu] bpbkar.exe hanging - "The binding handle is
> Being a Unix admin in charge of the tape backup system
> here, I've got a
> problem with a number of Windows servers that is driving me
> nuts. I'm hoping
> someone out there with Windows experience can help or at
> least give me some
> leads as to here to look.
> Backups kick off, some some data to the media server, and
> then the backup
> appears to hang; nothing more is sent but the jobs stays
> active. The NetBackup
> Client services are still running. The 'bpbkar.exe' process
> is shown as
> in the Windows Task Manager. When I terminate the job from
> the NetBackup side,
> the jobs ends with a status 150 (as it should). However, on
> the client, the
> 'bpbkar.exe' process is still listed. When one of the
> Windows operators
> to terminate it, they get the error message
> "Unable to terminate process: the operation could not be completed.
> The binding handle is invalid."
> Any future attempts to run a backup fail with other
> bpbkar.exe processes
> starting but nothing every happens (no data is sent to the
> media server). A
> reboot, and sometimes an actual power cycle, of the server is
> the only thing
> that seems to clear things. It appears that this hung
> 'bpbkar.exe' process
> will prevent Windows from shutting down and require an actual
> (yuck!) power
> cycle of the box.
> ENVIRONMENT: Master/Media server: Solaris 8, NetBackup 4.5 MP4
> Clients: Windows 2000 and 2003 (patch levels vary)
> I know the release of NetBackup is a bit old; I wish I could
> upgrade but I have
> no test/dev environment and can't get approval for an
> untested upgrade. So I'm
> stuck working with what I've got. Again, being a Unix admin
> with no real
> Windows admin experience, I'd love to hear what may be going
> on here. I'd also
> like to hear if anyone else has run across similar/identical
> problems. Thanks.
> > Anthony J Guzzi
> > Systems Administrator
> > Aviva Life Insurance Company
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