800xA BackUp Utility returns errors related to Windows 2008 R2
We are working a system where your Aspect and Connectivity are housed of 2 seperate stations. I had configured the back up service and scheduling service correctly and it has been wokring fine for the psat 2 months.
However since a week back, we started to get errors in the backup utility. Please find a screen shot of the errors we encounter. No change in setting of any sort was done. (We did get hit by a power outage inbetween the time we have the last healty backup and the date from which the issue started; this may/may not have resulted in this issue).
Our system is running without any visible issues with services or any other utility, it took us around a week to realize that the back ups were corrupted so the system is still running at full(or close to full) functionality.
I checked the afwerrorlookup tool but it is not that helpful in this scenario.
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1. Sometimes, in an 800xA system, a Parameter Manager aspect such as ‘CBM_SignalParameter’ aspect includes a property that has quotes (‘).
During restore of the 800xA system back-up, transaction errors may be reported in the Configuration Wizard log. Refer to an example below.
Loading E:\Temp\System Backup AS12\0_Aspects103.afw ...
Import/Export Error: Insert Aspect
Import/Export Error: Transaction Error: Catastrophic failure
8000ffff - Catastrophic failure
2. If an 800xA object that includes a Parameter Manager aspect with quotes (‘), is exported via the Import-Export wizard and imported, the import may fail with a
‘Transaction’ or ‘Catastrophic’ error.
Corrective Action or Resolution
If transaction errors are reported during the restore of specific afw files, then it is advised to check the corresponding objects and Parameter Manager aspects on the source system and remove quotes (‘) if any. Bulk Data Manager sheet can be used to query and identify quotes. After removing the quotes, take a full 800xA system back-up and restore again.
Try to find this object using Find Tool
Source: Doc. Id. 9ARD146973-309