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What happens to the archive bits if backups fails

Created: 04 Oct 2012 • Updated: 08 Oct 2012 | 6 comments
Rajesh_s's picture
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Hi All,

What really happens if an incremental jobs fails inbetween during the backup job.

Suppose i have 100 files and i have backed up till 50th file and after backup got failed. So will the archive bits will reset back to "A" for all the 100 files or it won't reset.

If it wont reset then we will be loosing 50 % of the files. Is this correct or wrong can anybody explain it .

 

Regards,

Rajesh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marianne's picture

Archive bits are only cleared after completion of successful backup.

Default parameter in Client Host Properties is to 'Wait time before clearing archive bit' = 300 sec.

Extract from Admin Guide:

The client waits for acknowledgment from the server that the backup was
successful. If the server does not reply within this time period, the archive bits
are not cleared.

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Rajesh_s's picture

Thanks for the info Maianne ,

suppose if a backup failed for a client due to network connectivity and if the client connection established after an hour then archive bits will be in cleared state ( Archive bits will be removed)  if we didnt change the default parameter ?

 Rajesh 
revaroo's picture

If the backup fails, then the archive bits stay as they were. IF the connection is good again in an hour and you re-run the job and it's successful then the archive bits are cleared WHEN THE JOBS IS SUCCESSFUL!

Rajesh_s's picture

Thanks Marianne and Revaroo for all the info.

Regards,

Rajesh

 

 Rajesh 
revaroo's picture

No problem, would you be so kind as to mark Mariannes first post as the solution? Thanks.

Marianne's picture

Please mark solution if your query has been answered?

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