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Failed to get configuration from server

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:23 pm

My backups ran successfully for months but now are failing with this error. From the log:

SQL Backup log file 7.0.0.597

-SQL "BACKUP LOG [TTC] TO DISK = '\\\\America\\GPSQLBackup\\PacioliBackups\\TTC\\Tlog\\<TYPE>_<DATABASE>_<DATETIME YYYYmmddhhnnss>.sqb' WITH ERASEFILES = 1, PASSWORD = 'XXXXXXXXXX', DISKRETRYINTERVAL = 30, DISKRETRYCOUNT = 10, COPYTO = '\\\\America\\GPSQLBackup\\PacioliBackups\\TTC\\LogCopy', KEYSIZE = 256, THREADCOUNT = 7 "

----------------------------- ERRORS AND WARNINGS -----------------------------


7/11/2012 3:00:00 AM: Backing up TTC (transaction log) to:
7/11/2012 3:00:00 AM: \\\\America\\GPSQLBackup\\PacioliBackups\\TTC\\Tlog\\LOG_TTC_20120711030000.sqb

7/11/2012 3:00:01 AM: BACKUP LOG [TTC] TO VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F59', VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F5901', VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F5902', VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F5903', VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F5904', VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F5905', VIRTUAL_DEVICE = 'SQLBACKUP_A67A25FA-5C24-45A8-A7D8-07BCF0A54F5906' WITH BUFFERCOUNT = 28, BLOCKSIZE = 65536, MAXTRANSFERSIZE = 1048576, NAME = N'Database (TTC), 7/11/2012 3:00:00 AM', DESCRIPTION = N'Backup on 7/11/2012 3:00:00 AM Server: PACIOLI Database: TTC', FORMAT

7/11/2012 3:00:01 AM: VDI error 1010: Failed to get configuration from server. Check that the SQL Server instance is running, and that you have the SQL Server Systems Administrator server role. Error code: (-2147024888: )


SQL server IS running -- this is my production server and I would know if it were down!! I do have Admin server role. So what's up??
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Postby ChrisAVWood » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:48 pm

Margaret,

Look here for answers http://www.red-gate.com/SupportCenter/C ... 0710000177

HTH

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help articles

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:08 pm

I can't even get my GUID to connect to the database, so can't configure these things as suggested in the one article. The other article says to check memory on the server -- there is plenty of available memory.
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Postby petey » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:23 pm

Could you please check the Windows Event log to see if there were any entries raised by the SQLVDI component at around the time of the error (7/11/2012 3:00:00 AM)?

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Windows error log

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:27 pm

The Windows error log has no errors in it at all.
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Windows error log

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:42 pm

Looking on my machine (where I'm running the GUID from) I have the following error:

ngWrapper.LogManager
#6:Failed to load assembly Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlEnum
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Postby ChrisAVWood » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:42 pm

Margaret,

You didn't mention the O/S or SQL version. This might help understand things a little better.

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os/sql version

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:51 pm

The SQL box is running Windows Server 2003 and SQL 2008 R2 SP2. My personal computer is running Windows 7 Professional.
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Postby ChrisAVWood » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:57 pm

Unless you mean SQL2008R2 SP2 CTP I don't believe that version is freely available yet.

Is this 32 or 64 bit and how much memory does the server have and are you giving to SQL?

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server configuration

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2500.0 (X64) Jun 17 2011 00:54:03 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 5.2 <X64> (Build 3790: Service Pack 2)
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memory

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:01 pm

SLQ server is allocated 28GB and there is 32 GB of RAM on the server.
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Postby ChrisAVWood » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:35 pm

There doesn't appear to be any fixes in the CU's raised after SP1 that talk about memory.

Red Gate SQLBackup uses the vas space in SQL which defaults to 256Mb in SQL2008R2. If this was changed you would see a line like this -g 400 in the SQL errorlog after lines like -l D:\\DBMS\\MSSQL.1\\MSSQL\\DATA\\mastlog.ldf to indicate where the master db log is after the last SQL startup.

I am not currently using SQLBackup on any SQL2008R2 servers but saw this error many times in SQL2005 running on W2K3R2 SP2.

A -g can be added to the startup of SQL but it would need to be stopped and restarted for it to apply.

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Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:36 pm

I stopped and restarted the SQL Backup Agent and that seems to have solved the problem for now. no idea why it stopped working which I would like to know.
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Postby ChrisAVWood » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:43 pm

Do you use CLR routines and do you see any AppDomain 6 (AAA_BBB.dbo[runtime].5) is marked for unload due to memory pressure messages in the errorlog?

if you do then your problem could well be lack of contiguous memory in the vas.

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CLR routines

Postby eyespi20 » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:56 pm

No we don't use any CLR routines.
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