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unix issue

Created: 07 Sep 2012 • Updated: 11 Sep 2012 | 4 comments
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ON windows we can take open file ackup with WOFB option.

What in case of unix?

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Marianne's picture

Please check your previous posts on this topic.

If you don't believe us, please read NBU Admin Guide I.

WOFB = Windows Open File backup

Unix does not have any 'issues' with open files.

Supporting Storage Foundation and VCS on Unix and Windows as well as NetBackup on Unix and Windows
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NIKHIL2346565959's picture

I truely believe u all.But i asked by query after reading manuals and all posts and googling all around.

So what if a file is opened on unix m/c and at that time backup runs?

revarooo's picture

read what Marianne wrote above:

>>>  Unix does not have any 'issues' with open files.

I have tried this myself in the past and wrote a C script to "open" a file and then ran NetBackup backup and it backed it up without an issue

pmbgat's picture

The only 'issue' that UNIX (Solaris) has with open files is when a process places an exclusive lock on the file. Few processes place exclusive locks. The logadm process is one of them. The bpbkar process will block when it runs into an exclusive lock. The job will fail if the lock owner does not relinquish the lock before the inactivity timeout, but the bpbkar process will continue to exist in the process table.