[Veritas-bu] NB5.0MP3 on Sol8 with Win2003 clients.. backups stalling - FIXED (for me at least)

Williams, Kristopher L kris.williams at hp.com
Sat Mar 12 15:02:03 CST 2005


I found the reason why I was unable to use the bpclient.exe command. I
thought I would share in case anyone else has problems.


Before I was able to use bpclient.exe to disable VSP, I first had to
"add" them to the client attributes tab. You can do this through the GUI
or by using the bpclient.exe command.

Since I wanted to add every client to this tab, I ran the following
command:

For /f "tokens=1,2,3* skip=2" %a in ('bpplclients.exe') do bpclient.exe
-add -client %c

Once this completed for all of my clients, I was able to run the
following command to disable VSP on all clients:

For /f "tokens=1,2,3* skip=2" %a in ('bpplclients.exe') do bpclient.exe
-update -client %c -WFOB_enabled 0

Editorial: You would think that Veritas would automatically add the
client to the client attributes tab when the client is added to a
policy, but they don't. Maybe a future FP release...


After running this, VSP is now disabled on all of my clients and backups
no longer hung or slowed down!

Thanks everyone for the help



Kris

-----Original Message-----
From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
[mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Asher
Akhtar
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 3:31 PM
To: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] NB5.0MP3 on Sol8 with Win2003 clients..
backups stalling

I found two ways to disble VSP.  The bpclient command may only work on
Windows master Server.
For some reason in 5.x the VSP on the client properties does not let you
enable/disable VSP.

To disable VSP there are 2 ways I found:

On the netbackup master/media server:

1.   open a dos prompt and cd to the following location: <veritas
install
path>\netbackup\bin\admincmd

2.   bpclient.exe -client <client_name> -update -WOFP_enabled 0
(0=disable 1=enable)

Second method i found out is to go and change the setting in the
following
location:

<veritas_install_path>:\netbackup\db\client\<client_name>\HOST_INFO

Hope that helps.

Asher Akhtar
Marzik Inc.
www.marzik.com


-----Original Message-----
From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
[mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu]On Behalf Of Paul
Keating
Sent: Friday, March 11, 2005 8:32 AM
To: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] NB5.0MP3 on Sol8 with Win2003 clients..
backups stalling


If you go into Host Properties -> Master Servers Then select your master
-> right click -> Properties Then Select "Client Attributes"

If you added a client name in there, you will get all the options...to
use VSP vs. VSS, to enable, disable, fail or continue on VSP failure,
etc, etc.

As an additional data point....seems mine always stall during the System
State backup...

Paul

> -----Original Message-----
> From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> [mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of 
> Williams, Kristopher L
> Sent: March 11, 2005 8:27 AM
> To: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] NB5.0MP3 on Sol8 with Win2003 clients.. 
> backups stalling
>
>
>
> All,
>
>
> I decided to do a little test last night. I changed one of my policies

> to be standard instead of MS-WindowsNT. (Keep in mind all my clients 
> are Windows boxes). By changing it to standard, that disables VSP on 
> all of those clients in that policy because the standard type policy 
> does not make any calls to VSP.
>
> None of the jobs in that policy slowed down or hung!!
>
> I still had some hung jobs like normal, but not nearly as many and 
> they were all in other policies. I checked the output of bpps <client>

> and found a bunch of hung bpbkar32 and bpfis (vsp) processes on each 
> hung client. This sounds to me like VSP is the issue here.
>
> Someone mentioned using the bpclient command to disable VSP, but I 
> could not get it to work. I kept getting a "no entity found" error no 
> matter how I tried using the command. Does anyone know of another way 
> to disable VSP? I guess I could make all my policies standard, but 
> there must be another way.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> [mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Ed Wilts
> Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:01 PM
> To: Asher Akhtar
> Cc: Paul Keating; veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] NB5.0MP3 on Sol8 with Win2003 clients..
> backups stalling
>
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 11:08:50AM -0500, Asher Akhtar wrote:
> > I have had similar experiences with 5.x on Windows clients.
> >
> > It turned out to be VSP causing the jobs to hang.  After I disabled 
> > VSP on the problematic clients, the jobs didn't hang and
> finished with
>
> > status code "1".
>
> In one of my cases, the client was VMS which doesn't support VSP.  It 
> also didn't hang - it just slowed down.  It was still pushing data, 
> but much slower than before.
>
>         .../Ed
>
> --
> Ed Wilts, Mounds View, MN, USA
> mailto:ewilts at ewilts.org
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