That may be what the manual says but that is not the behavior I see in my
installation. I have NBU4.5fp5 running on Win2k and for the catalog backup,
yes you need to manually assign tapes for that to run and those 1 or 2
tapes you assign are alway uses and reused for catalog backups until you
Vault is another story, it will take a tape from the scratch pool to vault
the catalog backup. Vault takes a tape from the scratch pool and moves it
to the Netbackup pool and does it's own catalog backup.
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[Veritas-bu] Catalog backup failed; no media available
12/09/2003 11:45 PM
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
> 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
> > this most-easily via the GUI.
> > -M
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> > 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
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > Thanks!
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