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Policies taking longer to run during the evening

Created: 25 May 2013 | 4 comments

I have a situation where certain policies created are now beginning to take considerably more time to back up.

There have be no changes to the policies, nor to the client bpstart scripts however during the evening it is taking 5 times loner to complete than it odes during the day.

The version installed is 7.0.1, and we backup to staging areas on a storage subsystem before writing to tape. There is ample space on the storage.

The only thing that is different is the time. 

This is quite bewildering, so any advise will be greatly appreciated. 


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StefanosM's picture

probably there is no problem with netbackup.
Maybe the systems are heavily used during the backup time or the network is.
try two thinks.

RamNagalla's picture

longer run backups can be becasue of many reasons..

as your are saying your are finding longer run jobs when jobs tirgger in different times

check below at the time of longer run backups and compare with the quick run backups.

1) load on the netbackup Media server( increase in jobs shares the avalaible resources)

2) load on the client (CPU/RAM/ any other process running and using the same data)

3) load on the Network( multiple jobs are hitting the network)

always recommented to run the backups when the clients having the less load..

stipper007's picture

Thank you for the suggestions/advise. I will be looking into this further using this and will update following

Ankit Maheshwari's picture

Backup performance depends on resource/Network or load on server..


Check cron entry.

Check catalog backup time...if catalog moving on same server on disk then change the run time.

Check number of jobs on the same framework... performance will decrease as number of jobs increases.

Ankit Maheshwari