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How to change settings on multiple netbackup client?

Created: 20 Mar 2012 • Updated: 21 Mar 2012 | 6 comments
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Hello!

I have netbackup master (cluster) 7.5 on win2003 x64 and media 7.5 on win2003 x86 + 200 netbackup clients 7.5 (win 2003/2008 x64/x86)

Need change time out settings (increase) on client.  If i use adm.console - change setting very long.

 Have any idea?

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Yogesh9881's picture

Need to know more ....

whay you want change time out on all clients ?

take look  http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13869

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Marianne's picture

Timeouts go on Servers - Master and Media servers.

If you need to change other parameters on Clients, I have found it best to select no more than 5 clients at a time.
The process takes a long time, because the master needs to connect to each client and request current settings from each one. If any of the clients are unavailable for any reason, the master will keep on trying for the duration of Client Connect Timeout.

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acidborn60's picture

whay you want change time out on all clients ?

Support Symantec reccomend change setting.

I have many error sql backup with  status 6 and text:

19.03.2012 13:24:19 - Info dbclient(pid=172) ERR - Error in VxBSACreateObject: 3.
19.03.2012 13:24:19 - Info dbclient(pid=172) CONTINUATION: - System detected error, operation aborted.
19.03.2012 13:24:19 - Info dbclient(pid=172) ERR - Error in CPipeServer::CreateAgentMetadata: 6.
19.03.2012 13:24:19 - Info dbclient(pid=172) CONTINUATION: - The system cannot find the file specified.
19.03.2012 13:24:20 - Info dbclient(pid=172) ERR - Error in VxBSACreateObject: 6.
19.03.2012 13:24:20 - Info dbclient(pid=172) CONTINUATION: - The handle used to associate this call with a previous VxBSAInit() call is invalid.

or:

19.03.2012 11:41:01 - Info bpbrm(pid=15372) sending message to media manager: STOP BACKUP vsqlf87.vsk.ru_1332142804
19.03.2012 11:41:06 - Critical bptm(pid=15012) attempted to write 0 gigabytes, 117970543 bytes, it is not a multiple of 512
19.03.2012 11:41:06 - Info bpbrm(pid=15372) media manager for backup id vsqlf87.vsk.ru_1332142804 exited with status 174: media manager - system error occurred
19.03.2012 11:41:06 - end writing; write time: 00:00:45

Marianne's picture

Again - Client Connect and Client Read Timeout go on Servers, not clients.

None of those errors are related to timeouts.

Please start a new discussion to troubleshoot the backup errors.

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tarangdce's picture

Best option is to use Java Console. You can select atleast 25 clients in one shot and it will take 20 minutes to open the properties for all the client in a single window.

I find this is the best method.

acidborn60's picture

I select 50 clients, wait 5-7 minutes and change settings.

Tnx all!