No dbspaces or blobspaces during a backup or restore

If the emergency boot file, ixbar.servernum, does not have the correct entries for objects in the backup, the message There are no DB/BLOBspaces to backup/restore appears in bar_act.log file during a restore started with the onbar -r or onbar -r -w command.

This error can appear under the following circumstances:
  • During an external restore, if the emergency boot file was not copied from the source system.
  • If the emergency boot file was recreated after the archive backup was made. The previous file is saved in the form: ixbar.xx.xxxx.
  • An attempt to execute the onbar -r -w command with a backup that is not a full system backup.