[Veritas-bu] VSP leaving drives behind

2003-12-16 06:27:08
Subject: [Veritas-bu] VSP leaving drives behind
From: mark.kilpatrick AT Redstor DOT com (Mark Kilpatrick)
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 11:27:08 -0000
I have also seen this problem and we could only delete the snapshot drives by 
rebooting the client. It VSP screws up a few times you can end up with a number 
of snapshot drives on your disk and the disk space can fill up. More concerning 
is that this will only be discovered if you examine your drive for any *.vsp 

Message: 8
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 17:11:52 -0600
From: David Rock <dave-bu AT graniteweb DOT com>
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Reply-To: David Rock <dave-bu AT graniteweb DOT com>
Subject: [Veritas-bu] VSP leaving drives behind

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I am running 4.5 FP 5 on a Solaris master server and have discovered on
a Windows 2000 Client with VSP enabled that when VSP screws up and
causes the job to fail, it is not getting rid of the snapshot drives it
created. rebooting the machine cleans them up, but stopping and
starting the Netbackup client service does not. Does anyone know of a
way to clean up the snapshot drives without rebooting the client?

This would not be so bad, except the drive it's snapshotting is 400 Gig
and NetBackup thinks it is a valid drive. So the next time it runs a
backup job, it thinks it is supposed to back up the snapshot drive AND
the real drive, making 800 Gig of backups instead of 400 Gig. Yuck.

David Rock
david AT graniteweb DOT com


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