[Veritas-bu] Restore priority
lkingery at veritas.com
Thu Oct 11 09:39:18 CDT 2001
Configure your storage unit to use less than the number of
physical drives. Since restores do not use storage units,
they will be able to use the unused drives.
> 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
> the backups.
> 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
> Jason Ahrens
> Systems Administrator/Backup Specialist
> PSINet Limited
> The Internet SuperCarrier
> Veritas-bu maillist - Veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
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