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NB 7.? Wouldn't it be nice

Created: 05 Jan 2013 | 3 comments

Wouldn't it be nice if we could....

Pause(suspend) a duplication job...sure it would have to finish the image it is currently working on....but what if I have to bounce the media server or library because of a problem. Sure the duplications would start again on the images it is currently working on....but it would be cleaner if we could suspend a duplication.

Change the destination of a duplication....example-I have 2 tape libraries with 2 drives each. For whatever reason I want to move some duplications that are queued to the other library. I think this would be a nice feature.

Change the destination of a running backup....suspend the backup, change the destination to anothr library-drive-disk pool...whatever. The software would be smart enough to copy what has already been written to the new destination then remove it from the original.

 

These are just a few off the top of my head....more to come later.

 

 

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Marianne's picture

I couldn't agree more with hoping for ability to suspend duplications.

I have added my thoughts to this Idea: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/storage-lifecycle-policies-slp-scheduling-windows-are-coming-help-us-finish-them

Maybe post separate Ideas for each of your thoughts? Come back and post URL's - we will vote. (Although I'm not entirely convinced that Product Managers actually LOOK at these Ideas....... sad crying )

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Bmitche's picture

Is there not a forum that ideas from the users of the product can post ideas and improvements?

 

If yes...please post the forum name....if not....there should be!!!  angry

yes

Nicolai's picture

You can post netbackup enchantment ideas here : 

http://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/backup-and-...

But as Marianne say we have doubt that Netbackup product management actually look at the ideas.

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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