[Veritas-bu] log archiving
dave.markham at fjserv.net
Tue Mar 8 11:31:14 CST 2005
Im just wondering what people do with logs.
Im running various netbackup versions mostly on unix. Primarily
netbackup 5 with a couple of 4.5's around.
I have my normal policies doing / , /var and then some database policies
or other bits and bobs. I do some offsiting with an Offsite policy on
one customer but have been worried this will be strange and reset file
time stamps causing incremental to be screwy as i back up mostly the
same data. Now i try and go down Inline tape copy to a different volume
pool. Is this the way most of you go?
Once customer i have a log policy with a different tape pool and much
larger retentions. I exclude the log directories from normal backups and
back them up as normal. The problem i have with this is theres so many
locations and exclude lists to watch plus i dont know of a way to
archive to tape things older than a certain time which are no longer
needed on disk from the main netbackup.
What i have done on a another customer is to run a script nightly which
has find commands of log locations and puts the list to a file. Then
invokes bparchive from the client as a user archive and netbackup then
removes the files on successfully completion. Is this the way to go?
Simple idea of the latter way would be :-
find /opt/IBMHTTPD/logs/ -type f -mtime +30d >> /tmp/fout 2>/dev/null
find /app/somepath/logs/certainlog.* -type f -mtime +30d >> /tmp/fout
if [ -s /tmp/fout ];then
bparchive -L /var/log/netbackup/archive.log -f /tmp/fout
I was wondering what you guys do and was hoping to seek clarification on
having different policies doing incrementals on the same files resetting
backup times etc on the files.
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