What does "Error: multi-linked directory" indicate, and how does one correct for this error? This error is from OSB 10.4.0.2.0.
I have found this in some of the logs for my servers' backups. Some of the directories are for NFS shares, however it is not only NFS shared directories. My concern is that when I attempt a test restore in one of the affected directories, there is no restore option. This seems to indicate that none of the data there is being backed up, which is a problem. This also begs the question - if whole directories are not being backed up due to errors, why don't those servers show up as having failed to back up successfully? It is VERY FRUSTRATING to have to look through the logs for "successful" backups in order to find these errors. It will be worse when customers go to restore from their "successful" backups to find that critical directories may have been skipped.
I found two unanswered posts from Dec 6th 2010 and Nov 9th 2010 on this forum with the same question, so I am not the only user encountering this error.
Please provide more information about this "multi-linked directory" error and why partially failed backups appear as successful backups with warnings.
It means the folder exists as another mount point on the machine and the backup was captured via that. Can you confirm the OS this is for, and also post the output from "df -h" so we can check.
Which folder is getting the multi-linked error?
From this listing I would say that /exports/subappname is the same filesystem as /u01/subappname and both of these are potentially backed up via the /u01 in the dataset, which would explain the warning you are seeing.