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Title
My backup to a CD-RW fails with an Error 254.
Keywords
BackupEDGE cdrecord 254 write error
Product Release(s)
02.02.0x 02.01.0x 02.00.0x 01.02.0x
Operating System(s)
Linux (glibc 2.1)
Linux (glibc 2.0)
Linux (libc)
IBM AIX
SCO Openserver 5.0x
SCO UnixWare 7.1.x
Problem Description
My backup to a CD-R or CD-RW fails with an error 254.
Cause
This is due to various causes that are system specific to each case.
Solution
Upgrade to BackupEDGE 01.02.04 or later. Then edit the file /usr/lib/edge/config/devices.def. Find the write commands that refer cdrecord.

Insert the flag "-immed" in the as illustrated in the example below.

The write command may look like:

WRITE_CMD [3] p/cdrecord dev=0,4,0 B speed=s -

Change it to :

WRITE_CMD [3] p/cdrecord dev=0,4,0 -immed B speed=s -

Save the change. This has been found to remedy this issue.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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