[Veritas-bu] Restore priority
dfdwyer at tecoenergy.com
Thu Oct 11 09:48:31 CDT 2001
This is a great question that I hope someone in the know will answer.
A side note ... is it anticipated that in some future release of NetBackup we will be able to manipulate the priorities of the queued jobs dynamically? Right now I kill the job, update the priority in the class, resubmit the individual job manually, reset the priority in the class. Kind of a pain but the only way I could figure how to get something to run first once the backup window opened. Hopefully in future release we will gain more control over the schedule after it has been submitted.
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Dennis F. Dwyer
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>>> Jason Ahrens <AhrensJ at psi.ca> 10/11/01 09:40AM >>>
Yesterday night, we had a system go down. The system was rebuilt and a
restore was started to bring back the data.
The restore was started just minutes after the backup window opened. This
means taht the queue was full of backup jobs. It also appeared that the
restore did not take priority over the backups, and it would have taken
hours to wait for the queue to clear. This was not acceptable and we ended
up killing all the backup jobs so the restore could happen, and requeued all
I'm thinking there has to be a better way.
How can I instruct NetBackup to consider restores at a higher priority than
backups, so that when the first free drive and required tape becomes free,
the restore will occur. I would't ask that backups in progress are
halted/suspended for the restore, just that the restore go to the top of the
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