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Backup missed to start as per schedule.

Created: 01 Jul 2013 • Updated: 01 Jul 2013 | 8 comments
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This weekend important offline backup did not started as per schedule, so we initiated manually.

What was the reason for this? Please give your inputs on this.

Backup schedule through NBU only.

Let me know if you need more information.


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Amit Suthar's picture

Look at Figure 15-16 Schedule selection overview in NBU Admin Guide I:

Find last backup data -> For calendar based schedules, add days until next run day -> ....

When any of the following events occurs, NetBackup recalculates which schedule
to run next in a policy:
■ A backup job finishes.
StefanosM's picture

your backup schedule is calendar based or frequency based? If it is frequency based what is the frequency?

When the previous backup run? It was started manually too or automatically?

Chan_backup's picture

It is calander based.

Due to some issue last offline backup was initiated @ 16:25 hrs.

Chan_backup's picture

This weekend offline bacukp manually started at 16:35 hrs.

we schedule this backup in alternate weekends.

last time this server has some issue, so SAP team initiated this backup through scripts, by that time the actual policy is deactivated so it took the some other policy to run the offline backup.

Marianne's picture

Please show us the backup policy:

bppllist <policy-name> -U

as well as recent backups for this client:

bpimagelist -client <client-name> -d 06/21/2013 -U

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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Chan_backup's picture

Hi Marianne,

Pls find the attached output for bppllist and bpimagelist for most reacent offline backup.

bpimagelist.txt 64 KB
bppllist.txt 4.05 KB
StefanosM's picture

you had schedule the schedule day to be 29 of June 2013 witch is Saturday (SPECIFIC DATE 32 - 06/29/2013)

But the open window of Automatic Full Backup id open only at Sunday (Sunday 15:00:00 --> Sunday 24:00:00)

That's why the backup did not run. Schedule days must have an open window to run.

What you must do is one of the following:

  • match the scheduled days to be Sunday.
  • open the backup window on the same day as the schedule day (Saturday). Open all days is a good choice if you do not schedule the same day every time.
  • check the "retries allowed after run day" (not recommended unless you know what it is)

Do not apply all, only one

JavierTI's picture

Hello friends,
I have a similar problem, I explain:

+ I have a scheduled task to run only on Mondays at 11.00am to support the tape1 and on the same task at 11:15 am to support the cinta2.
+ The figure problem occasionally only supports the tape1 and not the cinta2. A who is this???

time between tasks is correct??

His ready comments. i use BE 2012.

Thank you.