Date - 10/2006
Affected Product & Version - Netvault Backup 7.4.x
Affected Module & Version - NDMP 6.3.x
OS Version - All
Application Information - N/A
Several jobs continually say "Writing to Media" even though they are not writing to media. If you look at the logs, it shows a "Channel Error" near the bottom of the log. In "Device Manager", the drive used for these backups says: DRIVE 1 (Locked by Session(Hard).
Most likely the ndmp sessions on the filer have entered a hung state. Issue the following commands at the console prompt of the filer;
ndmpd status (shows if all strays processes have been eliminated)
This should resolve issue.