Unix agent questions/issues? - Veritas Backup Exec

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  1. Unix agent questions/issues?


    Hello,

    I'm a Unix admin trying to get BENT working to backup our Unix
    machines. We're (actually, the PC/network guys downstairs)
    running 7.01 Multi Server BENT and I've got the directories of
    all the machines NFS-mounted to the only Unix box running the
    Agent (It's a Solaris 8 Sparc 20 - I've used the agent that
    came with 7.01 and also the newest agent from Veritas and get
    the same results).

    I'm getting "Drive is not responding. Backup set aborted."
    messages out the wazoo, but it seems to go ahead and back up
    all the files that have correct permissions on them. Some files
    aren't readable by "other", so won't get backed up (which I
    realize, but if people don't want to change their permissions,
    then I'm not going to change them for them), but I get various
    messages about them - they're either "corrupt" or it can't be
    verified, or access is denied or ... So I don't think I should
    be worried about them - should I? If I should be worried about
    these, where do I need to start? I've seen various hints about
    full/half duplex on NIC cards (and making sure they don't
    autonegotiate), changing the GRFS Time Out registry entry,
    setting the SCSI transfer rate on the tape drive as low as
    possible (and disabling wide negotiation).... I don't look
    forward to troubleshooting this.....

    The one thing that's a major concern to me is that I've got a
    directory mounted that has no files in it, just 4 subdirectories
    (and a billion files and directories under those). All the other
    Unix directories (the ones "exported" from my config file below)
    BENT backs up have at least one file, plus other directories -
    this one is the only one that doesn't have any files, just
    directories. BENT will not back this up - this is all it says:

    Media Name: "Media created 05/25/01 09:00:02 PM"
    Backup of "SUNTS/share "
    Backup set #16 on storage media #5
    Backup set description: "Backup Sunts"
    Backup Type: COPY - Back Up Files
    Backup started on 5/26/01 at 7:39:59 PM.

    Backup completed on 5/26/01 at 7:40:04 PM.
    Backed up 0 files in 5 directories.
    Processed 0 bytes in 5 seconds.
    Throughput rate: 0.000 MB/min

    Here's a copy of my agent.cfg file:

    name SUNTS
    export /cust as cust include_remote
    export /dat1 as dat1 include_remote
    export /dat2 as dat2 include_remote
    export /dat3 as dat3 include_remote
    export /home2 as home2 include_remote
    export /hpdat1 as hpdat1 include_remote
    export /hpdat2 as hpdat2 include_remote
    export /mc as mc include_remote
    export /mc11 as mc11 include_remote
    export /pt as pt include_remote
    export /xc as xc include_remote
    export /share as share include_remote
    export /sw1 as sw1 include_remote
    export /sw2 as sw2 include_remote
    tell pbssprod2
    tell_interval 120
    exclude_dir /dev
    exclude_dir /devices
    exclude_dir /proc

    So can anybody tell me why /share isn't even getting touched (it
    appears that the include_remote parm on this isn't working)?

    Do I need to contact Veritas support with this question?

    Thanks for any info or help.

    Brian Beuchaw
    Sr. System Admin
    Pitney Bowes docSense
    brian.beuchaw@pb.com

  2. Re: Unix agent questions/issues?


    Brian,
    We had the same problem but was able to fix it with the nls_agnt_236717.tar
    Unix Agent. Have you tried to just load the root fs and then just select
    the directories inside the root file system. It will allow you to select
    any file system that is mounted. Now we still get some errors but have had
    some success. However, it does not perform deferential or incremental backups
    correctly. I am working to get problem resolved now. Good Luck.
    Mitch

  3. Re: Unix agent questions/issues?

    Hi Mitch,

    there is no way for a incremental or differential backup with unix. For that you
    need file attribute which are known in the microsoft world.
    But why not configuring a daily backup late at night?

    Georg Schmitz
    gs@kistes.e

    Mitch Kelly schrieb:

    > Brian,
    > We had the same problem but was able to fix it with the nls_agnt_236717.tar
    > Unix Agent. Have you tried to just load the root fs and then just select
    > the directories inside the root file system. It will allow you to select
    > any file system that is mounted. Now we still get some errors but have had
    > some success. However, it does not perform deferential or incremental backups
    > correctly. I am working to get problem resolved now. Good Luck.
    > Mitch



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