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NBU 7.1 Linux client exclusive list?

Created: 26 Nov 2012 • Updated: 28 Nov 2012 | 10 comments
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My Linux NBU client (7.1.0.4) backup completed with status 1. I heard we will have to set up an exclusive list (system files) to make it complete with status 0. Basically we need yp backup anything on filesystem level.

Can someone help with this exclusive list? My Linux is Redhat 2.6 kernel 2.6.9-89.ELsmp.

thanks.

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Mark_Solutions's picture

Hopefully this will help you ..

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33488

You just need to make the exclude_list file on the client and populate it with what you need excluding

The related links at the bottom of the page gives some examples

Hope this helps

 

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FelixZhou's picture

Thanks for the information. Just wondering if we don't have exclude_list setup, will the backup automatically skip some Linux system files? i did see the backup skipped

/proc

/dev/pts,

not sure about others. after looked into the backup dedails, it seems the backup failed to read

/sys/devices/pci000:00

/sys/bus/pci/drivers/

/sys/class_host/host0/scan

/sys/modules/dm_mirror.

currently i don't have exclude_list setup.

Mark_Solutions's picture

From the tech note I linked to you have the following info:

NetBackup automatically excludes the following file system types:

mntfs (Solaris)

proc (all UNIX platforms)

cdrom (all UNIX platforms)

cachefs (AIX, Solaris, SGI, UnixWare)

Depending on what your policy selections are on the attributes tab it may also exlcude mount points and network drives.

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Marianne's picture

Please help us to help you.

Show us all the information in Details tab of the status 1 job.

Else, run Problems report for this client name, save the report as txt file, then post here as File attachment.

None of the files mentioned seems to be necessary for filesystem restore. Please check with server owner.

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FelixZhou's picture

Here comes with the details. thanks.

11/26/2012 00:12:45 - begin writing
11/26/2012 00:13:22 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/module/dm_mirror/dm_mirror_error_on_log_failure. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/class/scsi_host/host1/scan. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/hpilo/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/parport_pc/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/uhci_hcd/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/bnx2/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ata_piix/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/cciss/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/PCI_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/VIA_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/TRIFLEX_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/SLC90e66_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/SIS_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/SiI_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/Serverworks_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/RZ1000_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/PIIX_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/Promise_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/Promise_Old_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ITE8212 IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/HPT366_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/HPT34x_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/Cypress_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/CS5530 IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/Cyrix_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/CMD64x_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ATIIXP_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/AMD_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ALI15x3_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/AEC62xx_IDE/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/serial/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-via/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-serverworks/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-sis/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-nvidia/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-intel/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-intel-mch/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-efficeon/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-amd64/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:23 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-amdk7/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:24 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-ati/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:24 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/agpgart-ali/new_id. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:24 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/delete. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:24 - Error bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: ERR - Cannot process sparse file /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1f.2/host0/target0:0:0/0:0:0:0/rescan. Errno = 13: Permission denied
11/26/2012 00:13:31 - Info bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: TRV - /proc is on file system type PROC. Skipping.
11/26/2012 00:13:32 - Info bpbrm (pid=6946930) from client mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org: TRV - /dev/pts is on file system type devpts. Skipping.
11/26/2012 00:43:55 - Info bpbrm (pid=10879188) media manager for backup id mvdcux01bif002-bu.chsli.org_1353906743 exited with status 0: the requested operation was successfully completed
11/26/2012 00:43:55 - end writing; write time: 0:31:10
the requested operation was partially successful  (1)
 

revaroo's picture

Just add an exclude_list with the contents of 

/proc/

/sys/

That will clear up the messages seen above. You shouldn't need to back /proc/ or /sys/ files up. 

 

Marianne's picture

Your issue is documented in this TN: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH86665

 Overview:

These errors are seen when backing up Red Hat 4 clients.

These "files" are part of the /sys directory which contains system process files.  These files are in use by the operating system and cannot be locked for backup.  Many of these files are dynamically created at boot time, so there is no need to back them up.

Resolution/Workaround:
On each Red Hat 4 client, create or edit the file: /usr/openv/netbackup/exclude_list   
Add the following entry:
/sys/*  

 

PS: No need to exclude /dev or /proc - as per job details - they are Info messages - telling you it's already excluded.

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FelixZhou's picture

It makes a lot of senses to me now.

thanks for all your help.

Marianne's picture

I trust that Felix now have sufficient information to resolve this problem and mark one of the posts as Solution.

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