Storage Lifecycle Policy
I wonder if anyone can offer any advice on a situation we have with a netbackup environment. I know nothing about netbackup but have been chucked into trying to sort this out. So please forgive any daft questions.
The environment consists of 1xMaster, 1xMedia, 1xi500 library and a Puredisk area attached to the media server. Backups (filesystem, RMAN and VM snapshots) backup to disk, then a dedupe job runs to copy them to tape. This is all part of a Storage Lifecycle Policy as shown;
However, when the backups are running (excluding VM's) 90% fail because it tries to select the master server as its destination, when the disk is on the media server. the storage Unit policy looks okay to me and only specifies the media server;
But despite the above more often than not the filesystem backups will try to pick the master server as this line from a job detail shows.
19/11/2012 15:29:33 - granted resource MediaID=@aaaab;DiskVolume=PureDiskVolume;DiskPool=VIACPNB02-MSDP-DP1;Path=PureDiskVolume;StorageServer=viacpnb02;MediaServer=viacpnb01
We also have a similar issue with RMAN backups that seem to choose which ever media server they like despite it being coded into the script.
I do have cases open with Symantec but i wondered if anyone would have some ideas on this as its confusing the heck out of me.
Thanks for any advice/thoughts.