> I'm working to maximize throughput from a Win2K system, which backs
> up our two NetApp systems through mapped drives. When I do this
> using one data stream per filer, it takes 66 hours, and the tape
> shoe-shines quite a bit. I have built a file list that breaks some
> top level directories into mostly equal "NEW_STREAM" data streams,
> so they all seem to finish within an hour of each other. This keeps
> the tape drives moving data nicely. I have written a Perl for Win32
> script that scans the top level of each of my NetApp servers
> (through the mapped drive), and outputs a file format that matches
> the format used in the configuration on the NB master server. This
> would work well in a static environment, but one of the NetApps
> contains user home directories. This changes sometimes without my
> knowing it.
> I don't see anything on the Veritas support page regarding the
> creation of a dynamic file include list that can contain the
> declaration of "NEW_STREAM". I would like the ability to launch the
> backup, and have bpstart_notify dynamically create an agressive file
> list, and begin the backup.
bpstart_notify is launched by bpbkar which runs for each stream.
Hence, the streams have already been created by the time bpstart
> Does anyone do this already?
> NB 4.5, Solaris 9. All media servers are sun. LTO-1 drives.
> I immagine it's possible to push the dynamic file list from the
> client to the master server, but that would expose the master
> server, and some very sensitive config files.
If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!