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Where to determine what time the backup job will be started

Created: 21 Oct 2013 • Updated: 31 Oct 2013 | 11 comments
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I have very basic question, and could not find the answer myself.

I have checked a lot of defined policies here, and under schedule and then Start Window, all time has been highlighted, including Sunday - Sunday, and 00:00:00 - 00.00.00, duration is 7 days.However, within policy name, it includes strings like "..1800p..
 

So, I am wondering what time really backup jobs will be started, and where and how would that be determined, Could this string 1800p in the policy name determine the time to start ?

 

Thanks for you help

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Nicolai's picture

Schedules open for 7 days a week are often database related because they are user initiated (intiated by RMAN, brtools etc). User initiated backup jobs are started outside Netbackup control.

The string 1800p does not control backup start time.

Please do a screen dump of the policy and attach as a file - we may be able to help you much more then

Assumption is the mother of all mess ups.

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nbmagic's picture

Hi,

I am not sure what screen dump you are looking for, but this is the schedule window I can show you. This particular one and also others are not for Oracle. All other polices have the same Schedule. Some policy's name include 0200p or 1800p, and as you said, they are not for the time to start, but where do we specify the time?

Will Restore's picture

policy dump command:

bppllist  CM_UX_PROD_FS  -U

 

that particular one is set to Calendar and not Frequency it seems.  the command above will confirm. 

 

you can try this command to see what backups are due for policy "CM_UX_PROD_FS" before midnight tomorrow.

nbpemreq  -due -date  10/22/2013 23:59:00  -policy_filter  CM_UX_PROD_FS

 

 

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nbmagic's picture

 

bppllist  CM_UX_PROD_FS  -U

Yes,
"Calendar sched: Enabled".

 

nbpemreq  -due -date  10/22/2013 23:59:00  -policy_filter  CM_UX_PROD_FS

All 6 clients are due time as following:
Mon Oct 21 18:00:26 2013

 

Could  you please tell me what do they mean respectively?

 

Marianne's picture

Could  you please tell me what do they mean respectively?

 

Not sure what exactly you are asking?

The nbpemreq output seems self explanatory, right?

We can help you understand your policy schedules better if you post the entire schedule section of bppllist output.

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Will Restore's picture

nbmagic, did the six client backups run last night as expected? 

 

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nbmagic's picture

Update:

it turns out that Control-M is scheduling all backups, I was told.

If nobody told me that, how would I be able to find that out myself by checking NetBAckup configurations?

Is there a way in NB to find out when and what time a schedule of a policy will be started by control-M?

Will Restore's picture

ah!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMC_Control-M

 

And to answer your most recent question: no, sorry, that would be like asking if you can tell when I am going to take off work by looking at your vacation schedule  :)

 

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nbmagic's picture

A good analogy.

Then without anybody telling me, can I figure out myself if the entire NB is scheduled by control-m? Say any control-M would be running on the backup servers?

nbmagic's picture

I found the answer myself by checking the link. It is agentless software, so, there are no any Control-M daemons running on servers.

Marianne's picture

 can I figure out myself if the entire NB is scheduled by control-m?

You will have to look at all the schedules for each of policies. 

Schedules kicked off by Control-M will have no open backup windows.

You can output entire policy database to a file:

bppllist -allpolicies -U >/tmp/policies.txt

 

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