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Mount points shows skipped but available in the restore screen

Created: 26 Sep 2013 • Updated: 07 Oct 2013 | 7 comments
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Hi all,

In our environment, few policies have the below backup selections:

Backup selection: /,/usr,/oracle,/oracle/client, etc...

Client system : HPUX B.11.31

Master server : NBU 7.0.1, HPUX B.11.31

Cross mount points : Disabled

/oracle and /oracle/client are mounted FS

Error in job details:

TRV - /oracle is in a different file system from /. Skipping.

TRV - /usr is in a different file system from /. Skipping.

But the files are available in the BAR window and the backup gets completed with Done 0 status

Operating Systems:

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revarooo's picture

Perfectly normal. When / is being backed up it notices /oracle is a separate filesystem, therefore skips backing it up (you have it selected individually in your selection). Same happens for /usr/

Normal behaviour.

TRV for the record means a "Trivial" message!.

SOLUTION
Mark_Solutions's picture

Your selection list needs to be looked at

You select / which means backup the whole server but then you also add the other paths as well which force them to be backed up if they are a mount point - but if not then you are backing them up twice

It is a little like a Windows policy having the directives of ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES, D:\ and E:\ - you would get D and E backed up twice!

You would be better to just backup / and select to cross mount points if you want to capture everything

Hope this helps

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SOLUTION
Marianne's picture

Cross mount points : Disabled 

This is good and the reason why you are seeing the messages while / is being backed up. As Mark pointed out - if this was not the case, all filesystems would be backed up along with /, and then again when it gets to that filesystem.

When the Backup Selection is done with /, it will then backup /usr, and then /oracle, etc.

If you select 'Allow Multiple Data Streams' in policy attributes, you will see a separate job for each of the items in Backup Selection.

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SOLUTION
cs3472's picture

Hi all,

I am posting the job details, file list and the restore window on the job which shows skipping mount points.

PFA and let me know if I am missing anything here.

Thanks

Job details.JPG file list.JPG Restore window.JPG
Marianne's picture

You are not missing anything, but it seems you still feel that this is a problem?

You have the following in you Backup Selection, right?

 /   - This will backup / and will not cross mount points, so you will see messages that /usr, /oracle, etc is skipped
/usr  - This is where /usr will be backed up
/oracle - This is where /oracle will be backed up and will skip /oracle/client
/oracle/client  - 
This is where /oracle/client will be backed will be backed up
etc...

This is what we have been trying to explain in previous posts.

As per my previous post, if you select 'Allow Multiple Data Streams' in policy attributes, you will see a separate job for each of the items in Backup Selection.
The job for / will still say 'skipping.... other filesystem..' and is perfectly normal. This is INFO only - not an error.

Hope this is clear now?

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SOLUTION
cs3472's picture

Yes Marianne. Thank you so much. This solves my doubt.

Now for whom shall I mark the solution :P LOL

Marianne's picture

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Or if more than one, select 'Request split solution'.

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