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how to manually trigger a backup for particular volume

Created: 15 Mar 2013 • Updated: 08 Apr 2013 | 2 comments
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Hello All,

Can anyone help me how to manually trigger a backup for particular volume in backup selection via command line?

I have policies which hold 12 volumes; I had recently added a volume to this policy say “XYZ”, Now there are 13 volumes in this policy and I need to run a backup for the newly added volumes instead of triggering a manual backup for the complete policy.

Also I tried with the bpbackup command but resulted in below error

EXIT STATUS 100: system error occurred while processing user command

EXIT STATUS 144: invalid command usage

Command I used:

bpbackup -i -p V100-v110 -s Weekly_Full –h clientname -S masterserver -t NDMP

Please assist me in trigging the backup for this particular newly added volume.

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RamNagalla's picture


you can not just trigger the backup for only one backup selection , if the backup selection have 13 volumes, you can only tirgger the for all ..

if you want to tirgger for only one volume... you need to go with another policy with only one backup selection.

bpbackup -i -p V100-v110 -s Weekly_Full –h clientname -S masterserver -t 19

or just try 

bpbackup -i -p V100-v110 -s Weekly_Full –h clientname 

Will Restore's picture

-p   has to be valid Policy name not a path

-t   has to be type number not a name  (19 = NDMP)

Will Restore -- where there is a Will there is a way