This just absolutely made my day and the day of the sys admin in charge of netbackup. Thanks for posting this. From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Brandon Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2009 12:40 PM To: oracle-l Subject: SOLUTION - "status 25" errors with Netbackup & Oracle on Linux Hi List, I just thought I'd share this with the group since we just finally resolved this problem after months of troubleshooting and I couldn't find anything else posted about it on the Internet, or in Metalink or Symantec's knowledge base. If you run multiple backups concurrently to Netbackup from Oracle on Linux, you may receive intermittent failures with the following error message: serverResponse: ERR - server exited with status 25: cannot connect on socket The solution we were given from Symantec was to adjust the per_source parameter in the /etc/xinetd.conf file. The default was 10 and we have changed it to UNLIMITED for now, but somewhere in the middle will probably do the trick just as well. If you're encountering this problem, you might also see the following errors in /var/log/messages: xinetd: FAIL: vnetd per_source_limit from=<IP address of your Netbackup server> Regards, Brandon ________________________________ Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message or attachments hereto. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of this company shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by email reply.