Offline option usage considerations and restrictions on Windows

Article:HOWTO34222  |  Created: 2010-10-29  |  Updated: 2011-03-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO34222
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Offline option usage considerations and restrictions on Windows

The ability to take clients offline is useful in a number of situations. For example, in the event of planned outages or maintenance, client systems can be taken offline to avoid the unnecessary errors that administrators would then need to investigate. This option can also be used to anticipate new clients in the system; listing them in policies but configuring them as offline until they are in place and ready to be used.

The following actions can be performed if a client is offline.

Table: Offline option actions

Type of job or operation

Action or restriction

A client is offline and the job is already in progress

Offline clients continue to be included in any job.

A client is offline and job retries were started before the client was taken offline

Job retries continue as normal.

Any duplication job that is associated with a storage lifecycle policy and an offline client

Continues to run until complete.

LiveUpdate jobs for offline clients

Continues to run until complete.

Restore jobs

Can be run for offline clients.

The user attempts a manual backup for an offline client

The backup fails with a status code 1000, Client is offline. The user can either wait until the client is brought online again or bring the client online manually. Use either the NetBackup Administration Console or the bpclient command to do so before resubmitting the manual job.

Archive backups

Not allowed for offline clients.

Administrators restarting or resuming jobs

Not allowed for offline clients.

Caution:

If the master server is offline, hot catalog backups cannot run.

See Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See General tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See Where deduplication should occur on Windows.

See Connect Options tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See Windows Open File Backup tab of the Client Attributes properties on Windows.

See Backlevel and upgraded clients that use Windows Open File Backup on Windows.

See About the Host Properties on Windows


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