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Create a Media Server Attribute for GRT

Created: 18 May 2012
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In the situation where theres are several load-balanced media servers able to read/wrtie to the same diskpool, but only some of them have the ability to to perform Granular Restores, there is no way to force NetBackup to use only the GRT-enabled Media Servers to index the GRT backups or perform the GRT restores without using FORCE_RESTORE_MEDIA_SERVER or  the "_BACKUP_MEDIA_SERVER_FOR_RESTORE" touch file and thereby severly crippling the Media Server redundancy and load balancing for all of NetBackup restores.

It would be nice to have a Media Server attribute "GRT Capable" or "DIsable use for GRT" that MDS could use in selecting an NFS enbabled Media Server from a Media Server pool.  This would not then have any impact on Media Server load balancing for restores.