Netbackup CIF backup for a file share on an iSeries/as400 box
Windows Server 2008r2 Master and Media servers. Running 220.127.116.11.
Hello all, I have a pretty tough one here, possibly.
I have read that NetBackup does not have an as400 agent, nor does NDMP.
I am trying to back up data from a share on an iSeries/as400 server. There's no system data, savsys or anything like I'm trying to back up. Its just a folder out on the box full of tif's, pdf's, and other scanned info. I created a policy for the job, and set the client as one of my media servers, and set the backup selection to point at the folder location on that iSeries box....\\intlxxxi\images, for example. The job will run and back up data, but the full backups will sometimes fail out with status 1, because there is a system scan that runs against the folder every night. If the scan starts up while the backup is still running, the job will end with a 'partially successful.' I cant have that happening with these files, and the system scan cant be stopped. My only real option is to try to get more data to run in a shorter time.
I'm facing two issues. I know that backing up data this way can be very slow, but I'm getting something like 440KB/s up to 1MB/s. That just seems rediculous. I believe that number is also taking into account when the job goes active, vs when it actually starts writing data, which is the other issue. The job will sit in a "begin writing" state form the time it kicks off at 5:00am, and might start writing at 7:50pm or so. I'm guessing its scanning or queuing data or something.
Given these issue, any ideas where I might start getting some better performance? Ive been beating the Googles trying to find something, but no luck.