OST to TAPE Direct Duplication is not working properly after upgrading to NetBackup 7.5.

Article:TECH193964  |  Created: 2012-07-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH193964
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Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



OST to TAPE Direct Duplication is not working properly after upgrading to NetBackup 7.5. 


Error



No errors are seen; the job details will simply show duplications going over the network rather than using Direct Copy to Tape.

 


Environment



NetBackup 7.5, 7.5.0.1 or 7.5.0.3 Quantum DXi configured as VTL with a physical library attached to use Path to Tape/NDMP Direct Copy.


Cause



Prior to 7.5, all optimization checks (optimization) or NDMP Direct Copy were done post SLP batching in bpduplicate.  Logic added to nbstserv to do this check instead triggered this problem.


Solution



The formal resolution for this issue (Etrack 2719199) is included in the following release:

  • NetBackup 7.5 Maintenance Release 4 (7.5.0.4)

Information on NetBackup 7.5.0.4 is available in the Related Article linked below.

For NetBackup 7.5.0.3, please access the Related Article linked below to obtain a hotfix containing a fix for this issue.


Supplemental Materials

SourceETrack
Value2842910
Description

7.5.0.3 binary: Quantum Path to Tape Duplications are going through the media server rather than direct...need a 7.5.0.3 version of eeb




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH193964


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