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Created: 19 Nov 2012 • Updated: 25 Nov 2012 | 3 comments
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Hello,

I'm trying to conifugre SLPs in a way that once a week, the backup goes to disk (SAN) and is then duplicated to the Tape.

I've first created a single SLP, with parent operation as "Backup" and child operation in hierarchy as "Duplication". Then created a regular policy with a specific schedule for the SLP

The parent backup job of the SLP ran on schedule, however the duplication job in the hierarchy didn't run.

I was assuming that first the backup job to disk would finish and then the duplication job to tape would initiate immediately. Am I missing something here?

Regards,

Adnan

 

 

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Mark_Solutions's picture

By default there is a size and standard delay used by SLPs so that they are efficient

It may be an hour or more before it runs the duplication

Google LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS to see how you can change this behavoir and get it to duplicate faster during testing

Hope this helps

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mph999's picture

 

Following on from Marks post.
 
 
Creae a file LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS in ...netbackup/db/config directory
 
In that file put this line :
 
MAX_MINUTES_TIL_FORCE_SMALL_DUPLICATION_JOB 5 (If NBU version is below 7.5)
 
or
 
MAX_MINUTES_TIL_FORCE_SMALL_DUPLICATION_JOB = 5 (If NBU version is 7.5.x)
 
Restart nbstserv process (or just restart all of NBU)
 
Now, hopefully your'll see the job duplicate after 5 mins.
 
Many different settings available:
 
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO33715
 
(Note at 7.5 you now need the = sign)
 
Martin

 

Regards,  Martin
 
Setting Logs in NetBackup:
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75805
 
Adnan F's picture

Thanks Mark, I checked ou LIFECYCLE_PARAMETERS and ran a test as well.

Appreciate the details Martin, I did check after Mark's recommendations and set the lifecycle parameters accoridingly.

Thank you both.