Would logs be included in the catalog backup? I guess that could help
explain the growth in catalog size from 17GB to a conservative estimate of
500GB. Surely growth of the catalog by 3000% would be written in RED in
the upgrade manual. One of the biggest applications here is E-mail which
has millions and millions of files. There are also plenty of databases.
So probably an average mix of applications get a backup. I got to believe
the estimate is inflated unless another data center has experienced so
much catalog growth in the Netbackup 6.0 conversion.
University of Arkansas
> Are you sure it's not the logs? There is another directory full of logs
> and they can be *huge*.
> Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
> mailto:ewilts at ewilts.org
> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 19:53:22 -0600
> From: Ed Wilts <ewilts at ewilts.org>
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup 6.0 catalog size
> To: Darren Dunham <ddunham at taos.com>
> Cc: Veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> Message-ID: <45BEA512.9090408 at ewilts.org>
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> On 1/29/2007 10:57 AM, Darren Dunham wrote:
> > That said, my 6.0 machine appears to be using significantly more space
> > for catalogs than my 5.1 machine did on roughly the same backups. I
> > don't have exact figures because the data under backup has grown and I
> > haven't tried to calculate anything, but I'm sure it's at least 30%
> > bigger, maybe more.
> >> The Tuning Guide says that the catalog can be 1% or 2% (or higher)
> >> of the total data being tracked. The catalog size for Netbackup 5.1
> >> is 17 GB. 1 % of the total data is 500 GB. Does the catalog really
> >> grow that much or more when moving to Netbackup 6.0? Thanks