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Launch "Archive" backups from server

Created: 26 Aug 2011 | 4 comments
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Currently the User Archive type policies can be started/launched only from the NetBackup Client. It would be good to shift this control to the NetBackup Server side together with the client.

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austin_lazanowski's picture

So instead of a user based archive, you'd like a "archive selection list" style policy? Just trying to make sure I follow what you're looking for.

-Austin Lazanowski

"Backups are always too expensive until you needed them."

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e-security's picture

What do you mean by "archive selection list" style policy?

I would like to be able to start the scheduled policy server-side, from the NetBackup Admin Console.

Right now an "User Archive"- or "User Backup"-type policy can only be started from the client machine.

In details, we have a policy set to allow archiving the whole day, with a single client and four different paths (\archive\user1, \archive\user2, etc...)

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austin_lazanowski's picture

I think this would be a nice feature, although I think it might leave a potential issue with Netbackup administrators being able to "accidentally" delete files off of a server by using an archive job in an unintended directory. If there could be some sort of "Are you sure?" that would probably give you the chance to verify that its appropriate to archive.

-Austin Lazanowski

"Backups are always too expensive until you needed them."

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e-security's picture

That is a good point!

In our scenario, we are collecting logs from different appliances to a single machine (FTP, SFTP, TFTP, etc), and we are daily archiving them.

Right now we have to schedule a command line task on the client to run every day, but we would like to shift the management and control of this operation from the client to the server, as we think this would make sense.

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