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Full backups not running on schedule

Created: 26 Oct 2009 • Updated: 21 May 2010 | 5 comments
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I have 2 netbackup (6.5) on windows servers running and both seem to have issues doing full backups to a disk storage unit. I can manually run the full backups and they run fine. I basically copied an incremental backup and changed the strorage unit, retention, etc. I have plenty of free disk space. Any thing I can look at to see why some scheduled jobs are not working like they should. I found it interesting that I have 2 servers that are not doing it (it was just 1), and I have several policies (windows/unix) on each server and no full backups ran on either server over this past weekend.

Thanks

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wollenslegelt's picture

Here is one of the policies. included a screenprint of the backups running (manually) not sure if any useful information is available from it.

Policy Name:       WINDOWS-MGRPC

  Policy Type:         MS-Windows-NT
  Active:              yes
  Effective date:      08/27/2009 12:58:52
  Backup network drvs: no
  Collect TIR info:    no
  Mult. Data Streams:  no
  Client Encrypt:      no
  Checkpoint:          no
  Policy Priority:     0
  Max Jobs/Policy:     Unlimited
  Disaster Recovery:   0
  Collect BMR info:    no
  Residence:           (specific storage unit not required)
  Volume Pool:         NetBackup
  Server Group:        *ANY*
  Keyword:             (none specified)
  Data Classification:       -
  Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:    no

Granular Restore Info:  no
  HW/OS/Client:  PC            WindowsXP     pcfcrb

  Include:  ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES

  Schedule:          Backup_Tape
    Type:            Full Backup
    Maximum MPX:     1
    Synthetic:       0
    PFI Recovery:    0
    Retention Level: 5 (3 months)
    Number Copies:   1
    Fail on Error:   0
    Residence:       axrcrb-hcart-robot-tld-0
    Volume Pool:     Offsite
    Server Group:    (same as specified for policy)
    Calendar sched: Enabled
    Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:     0
    Daily Windows:

  Schedule:          Full
    Type:            Full Backup
    Frequency:       every 7 days
    Maximum MPX:     1
    Synthetic:       0
    PFI Recovery:    0
    Retention Level: 3 (1 month)
    Number Copies:   1
    Fail on Error:   0
    Residence:       Archival_Disk
    Volume Pool:     (same as policy volume pool)
    Server Group:    (same as specified for policy)
    Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:     0
    Daily Windows:
          Sunday     18:00:00  -->  Monday     05:00:00

  Schedule:          Differential-Inc
    Type:            Differential Incremental Backup
    Frequency:       every 1 day
    Maximum MPX:     1
    Synthetic:       0
    PFI Recovery:    0
    Retention Level: 1 (2 weeks)
    Number Copies:   1
    Fail on Error:   0
    Residence:       Staging_Disk
    Volume Pool:     (same as policy volume pool)
    Server Group:    (same as specified for policy)
    Residence is Storage Lifecycle Policy:     0
    Daily Windows:
          Monday     18:00:00  -->  Tuesday    05:00:00
          Tuesday    18:00:00  -->  Wednesday  05:00:00
          Wednesday  18:00:00  -->  Thursday   05:00:00
          Thursday   18:00:00  -->  Friday     05:00:00
          Friday     18:00:00  -->  Saturday   05:00:00
          Saturday   18:00:00  -->  Sunday     05:00:00

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J.H Is gone's picture

Schedule:          Full
    Type:            Full Backup
    Frequency:       every 7 days

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you have it set to run a full backup every 7 days.

so you run a manual on Monday morning - 7 days latter is Monday afternoon - so it will not run a full on Sunday.

Your frequency should be longer then your window
  your window is  Sunday     18:00:00  -->  Monday     05:00:00   = total hours 11 hours ( if I got my math correct)

but your frequency should be shorter then how often you want it to run.
   your required run is once a week or every seven days

so your frequency should be between 12 hours and 7 days  - I would put it to 2 or 3 days.

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you should follow the same rule for you daily backups and set them to something between 12 and 24 hours - say about 16 hours.

I don't have to know how to spell....I work on Unix.
NetBackup 7.0.1 - AIX & Windows

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Marianne's picture

Good explanation, Judy.
For more info on Frequency based backups, here is a link to David Chapa's blog (link posted by another list member a couple of days ago):
http://blogs.netapp.com/barandgrill/2008/10/freque...

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links

wollenslegelt's picture

Thanks for the article. I think it describes it well. I will implement this type of schedule and see what happens next week.