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.stale file in vcs 4.1

Created: 06 Mar 2011 • Updated: 06 Mar 2011 | 1 comment
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there was a .stale file concept in vcs 4.1 

is it the same in vcs 5.0 and 5.1

if not what has replaced it



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Marianne's picture

.stale was removed in 5.0.

You now have the option to implement auto-backup.

Add BackupInterval to to activate this feature. Without this entry, vcs will simply start with last saved

Extract from 5.0 Release Notes:

Backup of VCS configuration files
VCS backs up all configuration files (<config>.cf) including and to <config>.cf.autobackup. The configuration is backed up only if the
BackupInterval is set and the configuration is writable.

When you save a configuration, VCS saves the running configuration to the actual configuration file (i.e. <config>.cf) and removes all autobackup files. This
does away with the VCS behavior of creating .stale files If you do not configure the BackupInterval attribute, VCS does not save the running configuration automatically.

See the Veritas Cluster Server User’s Guide for more information.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
Handy NBU Links