[Veritas-bu] Drop built-in catalog backup for rsync?

2004-09-16 16:45:00
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Drop built-in catalog backup for rsync?
From: Mark.Donaldson AT cexp DOT com (Mark.Donaldson AT cexp DOT com)
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 14:45:00 -0600
Note that a properly configured catalog backup includes the media server's
info, too. Don't forget that.


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[mailto:veritas-bu-admin AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu]On Behalf Of William
Sent: Thursday, September 16, 2004 11:50 AM
To: veritas-bu AT mailman.eng.auburn DOT edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Drop built-in catalog backup for rsync?

Good afternoon;
   Can anyone see disadvantages to dropping the built-in Catalog backup
in favor of simply using rsync to push it to a second host, other than
ease of off-site (DR) restore?
   (I run NBU 3.4 on Solaris 8: one Master & three Media servers, with
two L9 robots and one L25.) (And stop giggling about my old software.)
   I have several groups of backups per night, and the slow Catalog
backup from each group pushes successive jobs later. I would be very
pleased to eliminate the first Catalog backup, but I don't want to have
to run it manually.
   I know that there's a strategy of disabling the automatic Catalog
backup and then making a special Class which only backups up the
relevant paths of the Master & Media servers, scheduled to run last each
   Is there a reason to prefer that over rsync from cron?
   Thanks for any suggestions or pointers to existing discussions of
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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