Re: [Networker] Save "Session" Info in GUI translated to output

2008-05-27 18:34:58
Subject: Re: [Networker] Save "Session" Info in GUI translated to output
From: Valdis Kletnieks <Valdis.Kletnieks AT VT DOT EDU>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 18:30:11 -0400
On Tue, 27 May 2008 15:59:56 EDT, "Goslin, Paul" said:
> It may not get re-tried without some kind of human intervention... The
> only solution I can think of is to have people very knowledgeable about

People? Non-starter when you have 300+ clients and several terabytes moving
every night.  There's no sane way to do it without automation if you expect
that person to do anything *other* than watch 'nwadmin'.

> Networker 'actively monitoring' your backups from start to finish (i.e..
> Operations), that can recognize a problem as soon as it occurs and take
> immediate corrective action.

A Perl script running every 5 minutes can recognize the problem every 5
minutes.  People get distracted by things like lunch breaks, phone calls,
and the like - in particular, if the person is watching nwadmin for problems,
and *finds* a problem, who is watching for the *second* problem while that
person either dispatches a trouble ticket or deals with the issue themselves?

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