everyone is right, depending on whether you are which version of the
Vault SAG you read (4.5 GA vs 4.5 FP3) :-)
in unpatched NetBackup/Vault 4.5, vault did NOT pull from the scratch
pool for catalog backup tapes.
this was corrected in the first NetBackup 4.5 patch set. do a search
for 'scratch' in this technote:
At 11:45 PM -0600 12/9/03, Joe Royer wrote:
>I disagree. p.17 of Vault 4.5 SAG says:
>Note: NetBackup does not automatically move media to the catalog
>backup pool from the scratch pool. You must monitor the media in this
>pool for use. There must be a tape in the catalog volume pool before
>the Vault session runs. If there are no available tapes in the catalog
>volume pool, the session will fail.
>And again on p.106 under Ensuring Available Media for Catalog Backups
>Please correct me if I'm missing something.
>On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Jon Walton wrote:
>> If we are talking about 4.5 Vault, it does pull from the scratch pool.
>> 3.4 Vault requires the preallocation.
>> (From the Vault Admin guide)
>> Note If you use a scratch pool, Vault will allocate volumes from the
>> scratch pool to the catalog volume pool if needed. However, Vault will not
>> return expired catalog volumes back to the scratch pool because NetBackup
>> never overwrites catalog media, even expired Vault catalog backup media.
>> Vault returns expired catalog volumes back to the catalog volume pool.
>> On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Donaldson, Mark wrote:
>> > The catalog backup will not pick from the scratch pool. You have to
>> > hard-assign (up to two) specific tapes to the catalog backup. You can do
>> > this most-easily via the GUI.
>> > -M
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: RAldinger AT foxpitt DOT com [mailto:RAldinger AT foxpitt DOT com]
>> > Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 6:55 AM
>> > To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
>> > Subject: [Veritas-bu] Catalog backup failed; no media available
>> > Netbackup DataCenter 4.5GA
>> > Windows 2000 Server - Service pack 4
>> > Vault option runs fine, however, the catalog backup fails continuosly.
>> > Error - Catalog backup failed; no media available
>> > There are plenty of tapes in the scratch pool, I do not know
>>what to check.
>> > Any help would be appreciated.
>> > Thanks!
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