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Global Setting for "Prefer to use client-side deduplication"

Created: 19 Oct 2012 • Updated: 19 Oct 2012 | 7 comments
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 I'd like to see a way to set "Prefer Client-Side Deduplication" for all clients in NetBackup domain. The default is to disable client-side deduplication so client-side has to be enabled for each client indivdually either via Admin Console "Host Properties > Master Server > Client Attributes” or "bpclient -client <client> -add | -update -client_direct 1" command.

 This is time-consuming in the GUI or CLI and not trivial to script as it may need -add or -update option. It also requires root access on NetBackup Appliances which is deprecated.

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daniel.hooper's picture

Agreed. They should at the very least have it as a tick box or drop down in the policy attribute tab so if you wanted to you could have a policy for any clients added to it would automatically attempt client side deduplication. This would be the same as they do for VMware backups for backup transport method (NBD, SAN, HotAdd etc).

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andrew_mcc's picture

Yes, setting at the Policy level would be a good start. Andrew

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SYMAJ's picture

Great idea - will save a lot of effort in adding all clients to the client attributes tab of the master server properties.  After all - Client Side De-dup is the recommended Symantec approach.......  (so why default to always use media server de-dup ???)

Suggest adding a drop down to allow a selection for the domain default for the options on one of the master server properties tabs.

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Andrew_Hislop@symantec.com's picture

Great idea Andrew!

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BanksyMJ's picture

A global setting for Client Side Deupe would be great!

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Colin Hinks's picture

Agreed - this would be a very useful enhancement.

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Symen's picture

Totally agree.

For now I tend to run:

 for client in `bpplclients -allunique -l|awk '{print $2}'|sort -u`;do bpclient -client $client -add && bpclient -client $client -update -client_direct 1 && echo Added client $client;done
 

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