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How to dedicate one of my drives to NDMP backup?

Discussion in 'TSM Installation, Upgrade and Configuration' started by combato, May 10, 2012.

  1. combato

    combato New Member

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    Hi,

    I have four LTO4 drives. Then I today backup my netapps with NDMP it often fails. This happends when the NDMP process fill up one tape and wants to change to another. Another job that been waiting then steals the drive and the NDMP process tries to get higher priority but always fails and the NDMP backup job gets canceled.

    How can I dedicate a drive to just my NDMP job?

    /C
     
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  3. Harry_Redl

    Harry_Redl Moderator

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    Hi,

    "update node XYZ keepmp=yes" is not enough?
    If this does not help then you can define new library, take one drive from the original one (delete path, delete drive), define it in the new one, create dedicated management class and point your NDMP backups there .... Can be done but question is if it is worth the effort ...


    Harry
     
  4. combato

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    Hi,
    Have not tried the keepmp=yes option. Will try this when the node is idle before next try...
    Can not change now because the node is accessing the server at moment.
    Thanks!

    /C
     
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    Hi again,

    I this morning updated my node with keepmp=yes but the problem occured even with this option set. I think I have to consider dedicate a drive...

    Thanks Harry.
     
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    you can dedicate one drive to the netapp-datamover - if you define a path to the specific drive only
     
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    How can I do this? If I check my datamover details I can't see any drive info...

    /C
     
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    q path * srct=datamover
     
  9. adsmsuser

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    hi!

    we are getting a NETAPP Filer next week.
    So i am looking for configuration hints.

    as i read this thread it is possible to:
    have 10 drive and use them in 2 devc. one for normal file backup and one for type netappdump!!

    but regarding the problems: would you recommend to do so?
    normally we have onle ONE devc for ONE logical library.

    is anyone using drives for FILE and NETAPPDUMP at the same time without problems?

    thanks!
     
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    we do share all drives for file and netappdmp - no problems
     
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    I have 7 drives, 4 are pathed to NAS and 3 pathed to TSM server. So NAS has 4 dedicated drives that are only used by NDMP.
    Normal TSM (non-NAS backups) go to the 3 drives pathed only to TSM server. By pathing you can dedicate your drives and they are not shared between NDMP and TSM server.
     

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