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Linux backup Selection

Created: 28 Nov 2012 • Updated: 17 Jan 2013 | 4 comments
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I have a linux client that is selected with ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES, and selected with "allow multiple streams"

If i trigger backup now all the directories backed up normally and again in that stream "/"  is there backing the all the data again in the backup 

Pls suggest me.

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Andy Welburn's picture

Have you 'cross mount points' selected in the policy also? Un-select it if so.

Marianne's picture

Seems you have also selected 'Cross Mount Points' in the policy attributes?

Please double-check. This option should not be selected with ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES.

Without  'Cross Mount Points', backup of / will skip contents of mount points and just backup the empty mount points.

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sazz.'s picture

No the / stream won't backup the other mount points, check the detaield status and it will look like this

from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/boot] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:34:58 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/dev] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:34:58 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/dump_dir] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:35:29 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/home] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:36:21 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/misc] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:36:21 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/net] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:36:21 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/opt] is in a different file system from [/]. Skipping
11/28/2012 5:36:21 AM - Info bpbrm(pid=1104) from client apple.usa.xl: TRV - [/proc] is on file system type PROC. Skipping

Andy Welburn's picture

No the / stream won't backup the other mount points

It will if 'cross mount points' is selected tho'.

ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES *with* cross mount points selected could double your backup (or worse).

Imagine a server with the following filesystems:

/
/a
/b
/b/c

You will get /, /a, /b and /b/c backed up in their own right. You will also get /a, /b & /b/c backed up as part of / and you will also get /b/c backed up as part of /b

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