Can All_LOCAL_DRIVES be used for UNIX?
A recent discussion showed that some NetBackup users think that "ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES" can only be used for windows clients.
It can be use for unix as well.
All local drives will work on UNIX just like it does on windows.
On windows clients it seems obvious that all local drives will be drives like C: and E: and F:
But for people who do not know UNIX very well this seems to have no relation.
My example is going to be for an AIX server.
Filesystem 512-blocks Free %Used Iused %Iused Mounted on
/dev/hd4 2097152 1489784 29% 4585 1% /
/dev/hd2 16777216 7628416 55% 57814 3% /usr
/dev/hd9var 4194304 3323552 21% 2156 1% /var
/dev/hd3 2097152 1 853032 12% 772 1% /tmp
/proc - - - - - /proc
/dev/optlv 12582912 7453640 41% 18836 3% /opt
/dev/homelv 20447232 10230752 50% 11660 2% /home
Looking at the above- on unix a filesystem is just like a separate drive - it can have its own Logical volume that is on a physical volume
So the above example shows 7 filesystems.
If I just say ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES and do NOT allow multiple data streams jobs
it will backup everything as 1 job - except for the items in the exclude list like the contents of /tmp and /proc .....
If I say ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES AND allow multiple data streams
I get 1 job per file system
so I would get one for
(but I would want to exclude /proc and most likely the contents of /tmp)
When doing this DO NOT check cross mount points or / will backup everything including the contents of all the other filesystems as they are 'mounted' within the root filesystem. And you would also then get separate jobs for /usr and /var..... meaning you would be backing it up twice.
So yes you can use all local drives for windows and UNIX
Just make sure you exclude the contests of the directories you don't or cannot get (like /proc)