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BackupEDGE on SCO OS 5 with Cheyenne ARCserve will not run.
SCO OpenServer 5 Cheyenne ARCserve BackupEDGE edge error 1
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.01.0x / RecoverEDGE 2 for SCO OpenServer 5.
Problem Description
BackupEDGE on SCO OpenServer 5 with Cheyenne ARCserve will not run. BackupEDGE returns with an error #1, device not ready.

ARCserve by Cheyenne invokes a series of processes when installed & executed that causes the tape device to be busy when edge or tar is executed.

Stop the ARCserve daemon by issuing the following command prior to executing a BackupEDGE backup.


After all BackupEDGE processes are complete you may then restart ARCserve by issuing the following.


If you are using BackupEDGE to perform your nightly backup, edit /etc/edge.start and insert the following command at the end of the script before the line that reads exit 0.

/usr/lib/ARCserve/astop 1>/dev/null 2>&1

Save your changes to /etc/edge.start, then edit both /etc/edge.passed & /etc/edge.failed. As above, before the exit 0 entry add the following command in both scripts.

/usr/lib/ARCserve/astart 1>/dev/null 2>&1

Save your changes to /etc/edge.passed & /etc/edge.failed.

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Last Updated - 2022/01/03