Re: [Networker] Full Backups Each Run

2010-10-05 09:58:04
Subject: Re: [Networker] Full Backups Each Run
From: Chester Martin <cmartin AT SPP DOT ORG>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 08:57:05 -0500
Ok, so I made the changes and put save -c VIRTUALNAME in the "backup command" 
properties field.  Last night it kicked off a full again.  I'm guessing it did 
because under the virtual name it doesn't have a full backup listed so it 
thinks this is a new server.  So tonight's backup should be an incremental.


-----Original Message-----
From: Davina Treiber [mailto:Davina.Treiber AT DOT uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:44 AM
To: EMC NetWorker discussion; Chester Martin
Subject: Re: [Networker] Full Backups Each Run

On 10/04/10 22:31, Chester Martin wrote:
> The savegrp report doesn't show anything out of the ordinary, it does mention 
> that the cluster is owned by a particular server, but I have the 
> pathownerignore file in place so it goes past that.
> There's only one dns forward and reverse record for the virtual name.  I am 
> however running into index issues because it registers under the physical 
> client name so I will put the save command in.  Thank you for that tip.

You have just spelled out exactly why it is not working. It is registering 
under the wrong client name, which is why it is running as full every time. You 
should not need the pathownerignore. I have configured hundreds of clusters and 
never used this file - it is a hack.
Get rid of this file and configure it properly and all will be fine. By 
"properly" I mean with "save -c", or equivalent for databases, the correct 
(secure) entries for remote access, and the appropriate filesystems for each 

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