OFA makes server unusable? - Veritas Backup Exec

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  1. OFA makes server unusable?

    When OFA is doing it's "thing" (synchronizing/activating the driver),
    the server shows almost no CPU utilization, but pc's drop off the
    server, rconsole is SLOW as hell and even NRM takes minutes to respond.

    As soon as OFA "deactivates" then the CPU utilization goes to 97% and
    ironically the server is "speedy" again.

    ????

  2. Re: OFA makes server unusable?

    Kevin Hurni wrote:

    > When OFA is doing it's "thing" (synchronizing/activating the driver),
    > the server shows almost no CPU utilization, but pc's drop off the
    > server, rconsole is SLOW as hell and even NRM takes minutes to
    > respond.
    >
    > As soon as OFA "deactivates" then the CPU utilization goes to 97% and
    > ironically the server is "speedy" again.


    Well, I wouldn't generally recommend running backups (OFO or otherwise)
    during working hours because performance will almost always be affected.

    However, do you see any errors in sys:\system\ofm\ofmnw.log?


  3. Re: OFA makes server unusable?

    In article <45783505@ROSASTDMZ05.>, nospam@myrealbox.com says...
    > Kevin Hurni wrote:
    >
    > > When OFA is doing it's "thing" (synchronizing/activating the driver),
    > > the server shows almost no CPU utilization, but pc's drop off the
    > > server, rconsole is SLOW as hell and even NRM takes minutes to
    > > respond.
    > >
    > > As soon as OFA "deactivates" then the CPU utilization goes to 97% and
    > > ironically the server is "speedy" again.

    >
    > Well, I wouldn't generally recommend running backups (OFO or otherwise)
    > during working hours because performance will almost always be affected.
    >
    > However, do you see any errors in sys:\system\ofm\ofmnw.log?
    >
    >


    Sort of? I think the first chunk is where I personall noticed it. I'm
    assuming the "second" chunk is normal and working okay?

    02006 12 05 21:30:43 Agent requested synchronization.
    22006 12 05 21:31:13 Pool VOL1 cache space exhausted while still
    expanding.
    12006 12 05 21:31:14 Pool VOL1_SP has been deactivated.
    12006 12 05 21:31:14 Unsynchronizing Open File Manager.
    02006 12 05 21:31:14 NSS Pools synchronized


    02006 12 06 21:30:44 Agent requested synchronization.
    02006 12 06 21:31:12 NSS Pools synchronized
    02006 12 06 21:31:12 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    02006 12 06 21:31:12 System Synchronizing
    02006 12 06 21:31:12 System Synchronized
    02006 12 06 21:33:31 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    02006 12 06 21:33:33 Backup Complete
    02006 12 06 21:33:33 System Not Synchronized
    02006 12 06 21:33:43 Agent requested synchronization.
    02006 12 06 21:34:10 NSS Pools synchronized
    02006 12 06 21:34:10 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    02006 12 06 21:34:10 System Synchronizing
    02006 12 06 21:34:10 System Synchronized
    02006 12 06 22:23:24 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    02006 12 06 22:23:27 Backup Complete
    02006 12 06 22:23:27 System Not Synchronized
    02006 12 07 21:30:45 Agent requested synchronization.
    02006 12 07 21:31:12 NSS Pools synchronized
    02006 12 07 21:31:12 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    02006 12 07 21:31:12 System Synchronizing
    02006 12 07 21:31:12 System Synchronized
    02006 12 07 21:33:11 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    02006 12 07 21:33:14 Backup Complete
    02006 12 07 21:33:14 System Not Synchronized
    02006 12 07 21:33:23 Agent requested synchronization.
    02006 12 07 21:33:48 NSS Pools synchronized
    02006 12 07 21:33:48 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    02006 12 07 21:33:48 System Synchronizing
    02006 12 07 21:33:48 System Synchronized
    02006 12 07 22:22:04 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    02006 12 07 22:22:07 Backup Complete
    02006 12 07 22:22:07 System Not Synchronized
    02006 12 07 22:51:56 Driver Paused
    02006 12 07 22:51:56 Driver Stopped

  4. Re: OFA makes server unusable?

    Kevin Hurni wrote:

    > In article <45783505@ROSASTDMZ05.>, nospam@myrealbox.com says...
    > > Kevin Hurni wrote:
    > >
    > > > When OFA is doing it's "thing" (synchronizing/activating the
    > > > driver), the server shows almost no CPU utilization, but pc's
    > > > drop off the server, rconsole is SLOW as hell and even NRM takes
    > > > minutes to respond.
    > > >
    > > > As soon as OFA "deactivates" then the CPU utilization goes to 97%
    > > > and ironically the server is "speedy" again.

    > >
    > > Well, I wouldn't generally recommend running backups (OFO or
    > > otherwise) during working hours because performance will almost
    > > always be affected.
    > >
    > > However, do you see any errors in sys:\system\ofm\ofmnw.log?
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Sort of? I think the first chunk is where I personall noticed it.
    > I'm assuming the "second" chunk is normal and working okay?
    >
    > 02006 12 05 21:30:43 Agent requested synchronization.
    > 22006 12 05 21:31:13 Pool VOL1 cache space exhausted while still
    > expanding.


    The above is a problem, see here:

    http://support.veritas.com/docs/272361

    > 12006 12 05 21:31:14 Pool VOL1_SP has been deactivated.
    > 12006 12 05 21:31:14 Unsynchronizing Open File Manager.
    > 02006 12 05 21:31:14 NSS Pools synchronized
    >
    >
    > 02006 12 06 21:30:44 Agent requested synchronization.
    > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 NSS Pools synchronized
    > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 System Synchronizing
    > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 System Synchronized
    > 02006 12 06 21:33:31 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    > 02006 12 06 21:33:33 Backup Complete
    > 02006 12 06 21:33:33 System Not Synchronized
    > 02006 12 06 21:33:43 Agent requested synchronization.
    > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 NSS Pools synchronized
    > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 System Synchronizing
    > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 System Synchronized
    > 02006 12 06 22:23:24 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    > 02006 12 06 22:23:27 Backup Complete
    > 02006 12 06 22:23:27 System Not Synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 21:30:45 Agent requested synchronization.
    > 02006 12 07 21:31:12 NSS Pools synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 21:31:12 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    > 02006 12 07 21:31:12 System Synchronizing
    > 02006 12 07 21:31:12 System Synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:11 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:14 Backup Complete
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:14 System Not Synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:23 Agent requested synchronization.
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:48 NSS Pools synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:48 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:48 System Synchronizing
    > 02006 12 07 21:33:48 System Synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 22:22:04 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    > 02006 12 07 22:22:07 Backup Complete
    > 02006 12 07 22:22:07 System Not Synchronized
    > 02006 12 07 22:51:56 Driver Paused
    > 02006 12 07 22:51:56 Driver Stopped




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  5. Re: OFA makes server unusable?

    In article <45793e83@ROSASTDMZ05.>, nospam@myrealbox.com says...
    > Kevin Hurni wrote:
    >
    > > In article <45783505@ROSASTDMZ05.>, nospam@myrealbox.com says...
    > > > Kevin Hurni wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > When OFA is doing it's "thing" (synchronizing/activating the
    > > > > driver), the server shows almost no CPU utilization, but pc's
    > > > > drop off the server, rconsole is SLOW as hell and even NRM takes
    > > > > minutes to respond.
    > > > >
    > > > > As soon as OFA "deactivates" then the CPU utilization goes to 97%
    > > > > and ironically the server is "speedy" again.
    > > >
    > > > Well, I wouldn't generally recommend running backups (OFO or
    > > > otherwise) during working hours because performance will almost
    > > > always be affected.
    > > >
    > > > However, do you see any errors in sys:\system\ofm\ofmnw.log?
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > Sort of? I think the first chunk is where I personall noticed it.
    > > I'm assuming the "second" chunk is normal and working okay?
    > >
    > > 02006 12 05 21:30:43 Agent requested synchronization.
    > > 22006 12 05 21:31:13 Pool VOL1 cache space exhausted while still
    > > expanding.

    >
    > The above is a problem, see here:
    >
    > http://support.veritas.com/docs/272361


    Great, thanks. That should also solve the "couldn't backup file XXXXX"
    issue.

    I made the changes and we'll see how tomorrow's goes.
    >
    > > 12006 12 05 21:31:14 Pool VOL1_SP has been deactivated.
    > > 12006 12 05 21:31:14 Unsynchronizing Open File Manager.
    > > 02006 12 05 21:31:14 NSS Pools synchronized
    > >
    > >
    > > 02006 12 06 21:30:44 Agent requested synchronization.
    > > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 NSS Pools synchronized
    > > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    > > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 System Synchronizing
    > > 02006 12 06 21:31:12 System Synchronized
    > > 02006 12 06 21:33:31 Agent requested stop synchronization.
    > > 02006 12 06 21:33:33 Backup Complete
    > > 02006 12 06 21:33:33 System Not Synchronized
    > > 02006 12 06 21:33:43 Agent requested synchronization.
    > > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 NSS Pools synchronized
    > > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 Backup Agent Activity Detected
    > > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 System Synchronizing
    > > 02006 12 06 21:34:10 System Synchronized


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