I got a somewhat strange issue.
I was running a level -0 archive with ontape and after 10% completion, the Informix instance crashed with the following
The message it displayed on the screen was:
Archive failed. - buc_fe.c: Archive API processing failed at line 298 for msgtype
The online log says the following.
17:48:14 Logical Log 593450 Complete.
17:48:16 Logical Log 593450 - Backup Started
17:48:16 Logical Log 593450 - Backup Completed
17:50:30 Logical Log 593451 Complete.
17:50:31 Logical Log 593451 - Backup Started
17:50:31 Logical Log 593451 - Backup Completed
17:50:43 Exception Recursion while handling: MT_EX_OS, Context: mem
17:50:43 PANIC: Attempting to bring system down
I recently changed the ontape block size from 512 K TO 1024 K.
Could this be the reason for this behaviour?
There were no error messages prior to this and ontape worked with the new tape size for couple of weeks until this happens.
I am using IDS 7.31 UD6 on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server release 2.1AS/i686.
Subsequent backups using ontape worked after the above failure.