[Veritas-bu] VSS or Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider

len boyle len.boyle at sas.com
Thu Mar 31 20:50:23 CST 2005


Hello Rick

Remember VSS is not part of netbackup, but part of windows. And microsoft 
calls for it's use for do the backup of the system state.

len
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jones, Rick - IST contractor" <Rick.Jones at mkcorp.com>
To: "Jerry" <juanino at yahoo.com>; "Paul Keating" 
<pkeating at bank-banque-canada.ca>; <veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 12:00 PM
Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] VSS or Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider


> Yep that was first thing I tried without success, see "bpclient results"
> below. For some reason NetBackup still tries to start the service, also
> see "system event log" below. any other ideas?
>
> Rick.
>
> bpclient results
>
> root [25] bpclient -client w3dmzsql22 -L
> Client Name: w3dmzsql22
> Current Host:
>        Hostname: w3dmzsql22
>        IP Address: 0.0.0.0
> Connect on non-reserved port:  no
> No call-back connections:      no
> Dynamic Address:       no
> Free Browse:   Allow
> List Restore:  Not Specified
> Max Jobs This Client:  Not Specified
> WOFB Enabled:  no
> WOFB FIM:      VSP
> WOFB Usage:    Individual Drive Snapshot
> WOFB Error Control:    Abort on Error
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> SYSTEM EVENT LOG
>
> 3/31/2005 7:00:28 AM Service Control Manager Information None 7036 N/A
> W3DMZSQL22 The Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service entered
> the running state.
>
> 3/31/2005 7:00:28 AM Service Control Manager Information None 7035 NT
> AUTHORITY\SYSTEM W3DMZSQL22 The Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider
> service was successfully sent a start control.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> [mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 10:41 AM
> To: Paul Keating; veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
> Subject: RE: [Veritas-bu] VSS or Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider
>
> bpclient will do it from the command line as well.
>
> --- Paul Keating <pkeating at bank-banque-canada.ca>
> wrote:
>> If it's similar to 5.0.....
>> In the admin GUI,
>> Host Properties -> Master Servers -> double click the appropriate
>> master server to connect, then right click -> properties.
>>
>> Select "Client Attributes".
>>
>> hit the "Add" button....enter the name of the client you want to
>> disable VSS on, hit add, then close.
>>
>> Once the client is in the list there, click on it to highlight it,
>> then click on the Windows Open File Backup tab on the upper right.
>>
>> Take the "check" out of "Enable Windows Open File Backup for the
>> client"...then ok everything.
>>
>> Paul
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
>> [mailto:veritas-bu-admin at mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of Jones,
>> Rick - IST contractor
>> Sent: March 31, 2005 10:31 AM
>> To: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
>> Subject: [Veritas-bu] VSS or Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider
>>
>>
>>
>> Using 5.1, master is Solaris, we have had very high tread counts
> when
>> attempting certain window's backup. This has been trace to VSS.
>>
>> Realizing that VSS or Microsoft Shadow Copy Provider  can be
> disable
>> by disabling the service on a window's box, I have a box that because
>> it's the end of the month I can't modify.
>> The question is from
>> the NetBackup perspective is there anyway I can tell NetBackup not to
>> try to start the VSS service when it attempts a backup?
>>
>> TIA,
>>
>> Rick.
>>
>> -
>> Rick Jones
>> System Administrator
>> Mary Kay, Inc. Office 2.029
>> 972.687.4327 fax: 972.687.1600
>> Cell: 469.450.2478 pager: 877.502.1344
>> Rick.Jones at mkcorp.com
>>
>>
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