[Veritas-bu] log archiving

Dave Markham 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 :-


#!/bin/sh

 > /tmp/fout
find /opt/IBMHTTPD/logs/ -type f -mtime +30d >> /tmp/fout 2>/dev/null
find /app/somepath/logs/certainlog.* -type f -mtime +30d >> /tmp/fout 
2>/dev/null


if [ -s /tmp/fout ];then
       bparchive -L /var/log/netbackup/archive.log -f /tmp/fout
fi


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.

Cheers
Dave




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