/usr/sbin/mkvgback[3]: test: argument expected


  AIX 4.2
  RISC 43P

  I tried creating a full sysback backup using sysback and
  am getting this error message:

  Rewinding /dev/rmt0 ...
Generating volume group information ..
Changing tape block size to 512 ..
Placing boot image on tape ..
bosboot: Boot image is 6299 512 byte blocks.
6298+2 records in
6299+0 records out
Placing install image on tape ..
2500+0 records in
2500+0 records out
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
Placing Sysback programs on tape ..
2500+0 records in
2500+0 records out
Repositioning tape .. 

/usr/sbin/mkvgback[3]: test: argument expected
Directory "$" in exclude file is invalid.
cp: /tmp/vginfo37124: No such file or directory

I have checked my /usr/lpp/sysback/.exclude_list file which is
-rw-r--r--  1 root   system     1 Oct 24 11:39 .exclude_list

The file does not appear to have any chars in it.  
I ran the "od" command

\# od -x .exclude_list
0000000  0a00

I zero'ed the file out using this command
\< .exclude_list

Now the backup works.

Should this be occuring?  Or is this a WAD? 

Next Action:
  opened up a problem record with TJ on this matter    

Next Action:
  Fixed this. Tell customer to remove the file to prevent the
  problem. I'll include in sysback

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