Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am having issues with NDMP and NBU 7.0

I get the following error: Error bpbrm(pid=2540) db_FLISTsend failed: file read failed (13)
Error ndmpagent(pid=2660) terminated by parent process
Error ndmpagent(pid=2660) NDMP backup failed, path

It appears that the NBU may not be reading information from the NDMP client properly. Any thoughts?


share|improve this question

I've only met these terms in reference to Symantec BackupExec, I think, so my first guess is - is there a remote server, and a firewall involved, which might be blocking some ports?

My second guess is - can it read the file? Does it exist, does it have read permissions, are there other programs involved holding files open?

What systems/OS's/versions are you using? Can you get more detailed logs to find which file is failing to be read?

share|improve this answer
The firewall is not enabled and as for permissions the NDMP credentials are set to the root of the NDMP server. – user55709 Oct 18 '10 at 13:15
NBU 7.0 running on window 2008 directly attached to TL. I am unable to explicitly see the files on the NDMP host for which I am trying to run a backup. – user55709 Oct 19 '10 at 14:44

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.