This article is for Amanda Enterprise (AE)
- You are running Solaris
- Backups fail with errors similar to the following:
hostname / lev 0 FAILED [/opt/csw/bin/gtar terminated with signal 9: see /var/log/amanda/client/Allback/amgtar.20130921003333000.debug]
hostname / lev 0 FAILED [dumper returned FAILED]
Amanda Enterprise uses gtar for compression. The system gtar has a missing library and the CSW library did not fully install. This causes a backup failure due to a library issue with the system gtar.
Create a symbolic link from the old version of gtar to the new, so that when gtar is called, the new version is used.
Symlink the system version of gtar at /usr/sfw/bin/gtar to the new version included with the required CSW packages at /opt/csw/bin/gtar, via the following the command:
ln -s /opt/csw/bin/gtar /usr/sfw/bin/gtar