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nbdelete,bpimage.bpexpdate

Created: 05 Jan 2013 • Updated: 06 Jan 2013 | 8 comments
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bpexpdate with a -d 0 will expire the image and remove it from the catalog immediately (and delete it if it was on disk)
 
When it naturally expires it will be removed from the catalog (and disk) during the twice daily cleanup runs
 
nbdelete will accelerate the cleanup of images - this is effectively what runs twoce daily
 
  1. bpexpdate and nbdelete is doing the same job?
  2. bpexpdate runs manually and nbdelete runs automatically in image cleanup jobs?
  3. bpimage -cleanup -allclients :What this command do then?
 

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RamNagalla's picture

hi

 

 

  1. bpexpdate and nbdelete is doing the same job?

bpexpdate is to chage the expire date of the images, the chage might be for expiring immedialty or changing it into future date.

but nbdelete is use to delete the Fragments in the Destination, usch as disk or tape. you can not extend the images with this command.

 

nbdelete is actaully a clean-up of Destinations devices.. (disk or tape)

 

2.  bpexpdate runs manually and nbdelete runs automatically in image cleanup jobs?

 

i think image cleanup is a actaully remove the fragments in Destinations devices.. (disk or tape) to get the space using nbdelete.

 

3. bpimage -cleanup -allclients :What this command do then?

 

bpimage -cleanup

Deletes expired images, compresses the images that are scheduled to be compressed, and prunes the TIR information from the specified images.

Note:

This option enables a user to accomplish the same tasks manually that the scheduler performs on a regular basis. It can be used when the user does not have enough time to wait for the scheduler to perform these tasks.

 

nike_new's picture

i just want to know whether bpimage -cleanup -allclients  is the mauall command of image cleanup job what we see in activity monitoring?

Marianne's picture

Sigh...... 

Do you ever consider going back to your previous posts (I am aware of each user id that you are using here...)

You have asked more or less the same question early last year: 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/what-image-clean-job-netbackup 

If you forgot, maybe search this forum before posting again?

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nike_new's picture

I have read that post.

 

But just wanna know that whether bpimage -cleanup -allclients  is the mauall command of image cleanup job what we see in activity monitoring?

RamNagalla's picture

if you could read the answer from my Previous post for quetsion 3, you will understand that..

nike_new's picture

@Nagalla:It is the manual command for image clean up job. Am I correct?

RamNagalla's picture

What do you understand from these lines..

 

This option enables a user to accomplish the same tasks manually that the scheduler performs on a regular basis. It can be used when the user does not have enough time to wait for the scheduler to perform these tasks.

 

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Marianne's picture

You have the answers. Please stop posting just for the sake of gathering points.

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