Re: [Networker] Retention policy expired but volume not accessible for backup

2005-04-18 12:32:11
Subject: Re: [Networker] Retention policy expired but volume not accessible for backup
From: Dave Mussulman <mussulma AT CS.UIUC DOT EDU>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 11:28:04 -0500
On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 12:17:54PM -0400, Stan Horwitz wrote:
> A tape volume becomes recyclable ONLY when all the savesets on that volume
> AND all of its dependencies become recyclable. The volume you asked about
> probably has one or more savesets on it that have not been marked
> recyclable yet due to one or more of those saveset's dependencies (a level
> backup or incremental) not being marked as recyclable yet.

And to front the next question, AFAIK, there isn't any good way in
Networker to see the dependency chain for volumes.  The easiest way I've
found is to run

  mminfo -q !ssrecycle,!recoverable,volume=TAPE

for TAPE that's not recycling and see what's listed.  Then, look at the
index for the clients listed (the unix nwadmin has a tree-like listing
of saveset dependencies that I haven't found anywhere else.)  Then you
can search again with mminfo by ssid (or just client/name and time) to
see the volumes keeping the first volume from recycling.


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