Re: [Networker] Identifying backups, policies, and tapes

2004-12-13 17:09:20
Subject: Re: [Networker] Identifying backups, policies, and tapes
From: Darren Dunham <ddunham AT TAOS DOT COM>
Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 14:08:31 -0800
> Basically, what this means is that the tapes used in these backups also
> share these dependencies (and usually others).   However, I can't seem to
> find a way to see a list of what tapes are needed in a report so that I can
> verify when a tape is supposed to be expiring.  I can write a script to
> infer the information by figuring out what tapes were used for a the full
> and incremental backups, but I would like for the report to be based on what
> Networker thinks the are the dependencies involved.  I suppose I could go to
> the Networker User program and see what times it would require to perform a
> "full restore" on the date of the last incremental of the chain since that
> should show me the same tapes, but again, that is not really what I'm
> wanting to do.
> If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know.  I've poured over the
> mminfo and nsrinfo commands, but I don't see anything that can generate this
> type of report.

I agree.  I don't know of any simple report that lists the information
you mention in that form.

I would assume you could deal with 'mminfo' dumps of a lot of
information (savetime, level, etc.) and parse it yourself with a script.

Otherwise, yeah, you'd be automating 'recover' or something, asking for
particular files and seeing what others are required.

Darren Dunham                                           ddunham AT taos DOT com
Senior Technical Consultant         TAOS  
Got some Dr Pepper?                           San Francisco, CA bay area
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