[Veritas-bu] Backing up Solaris 9 submirrors

2005-08-03 07:35:40
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Backing up Solaris 9 submirrors
From: pkeating AT bank-banque-canada DOT ca (Paul Keating)
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 07:35:40 -0400
You're likely doing "normal" backups, and not trying to backup a split

Some cases when you might backup a split mirror would be if you want to
back up a database, or directory, ensuring youo're getting all files in
sync. You would quiesce any processes using the disk, then split off the
mirror......the database or application would continue running on the
original plex, and you could backup the plex that was split off without
fear of an application tweaking the data during the backup.


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> Sean Clarke
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> I don't understand this, we have an environment with a 
> Solaris Master, a
> mixture of Solaris and HP-UX media servers and backup Solaris, HP-UX,
> Linux and Windows clients without having to resort to this. Surely the
> Netbackup processes on the Client are the only things that really need
> to understand it's filesystem. By the time you get to the Media/Master
> server, surely you are just writing tar files?
> Have I missed something?