[Networker] Advice needed on directive

2008-05-12 10:42:51
Subject: [Networker] Advice needed on directive
From: MIchael Leone <Michael.Leone AT PHA.PHILA DOT GOV>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 10:37:47 -0400
I have a question ... I have a number of MS SQL servers that I backup 
using the NW Module for SQL 5.1, nightly. I also backup the rest of the 
filesystem (i.e., non databases) weekly. And of course, I always get "File 
Open" messages when backing up the databases and lock files. I need 
therefore to make a directive to skip those. BUt how to make one that only 
skips those files if doing a filesystem backup, and to ignore the 
directive if I'm using the NW Module to get a hotbackup?

I remebering reading that I should always try to apply Global Directives, 
to avoid having a locally defined directive file on a client, that I may 
forget is there. 

So I could use some advice on how to construct and then apply the 
directive to skip *.MDF and  *.LDF files during filesystem backup jobs. (I 
have separate clients and groups for backups using the NW SQL Module). So 
I have 2 client definitions for DEV001, for example - one with the savset 
of MSSQL and and with a saveset of ALL, and 2 separate groups, one with 
each of the client definitions.


Michael Leone
Network Administrator, ISM
Philadelphia Housing Authority
2500 Jackson St
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Tel:  215-684-4180
Cell: 215-252-0143
<mailto:michael.leone AT pha.phila DOT gov>

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