[Veritas-bu] NDMP to basic disk
spe08 at co.henrico.va.us
Thu Dec 17 06:49:50 CST 2009
I was finally able to get back to this problem. Apparently the job actually is running. On the NBU gui it appears that nothing is happening, no byte count, etc. However when I looked at the target drive itself the img files were there and growing, but extremely slow for an ndmp job.
The situation is this. We have a netapp on which we recently implemented the snapshot for exchange feature for our exchange2007 system. Since we require 3 months of snapshots but don't have nearly enough space to leave them all there we want to back the snaps up to disk. So the snaps are on fibre attached netapp volumes and the ndmp job grabs the snap and is writing it to a basic disk. The basic disk is actually a 6TB GPT volume that is made up of fibre attached netapp SATA space.
I also tried redirecting to another disk SATA space that is on a clarriion. Once again, extremely slow throughput. Directing the job to tape gives me more expected results.
County of Henrico, Va.
From: Nathan Kippen [mailto:nate.kippen at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:34 AM
To: Spearman, David
Cc: veritas-bu at mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] NDMP to basic disk
We are writing NDMP backups to disk. We are doing 3-way backups ... NDMP sends data to media server, which then writes to disk. We are running NB 6.5.4. That is odd you aren't getting any error messages .. Have you checked the VxUL logs?
On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Spearman, David <spe08 at co.henrico.va.us<mailto:spe08 at co.henrico.va.us>> wrote:
It was my understanding (and it was also noted in a Veritas white paper) that one could do an NDMP backup to basic disk starting with 6.5.2. We are running 6.5.3 and will probably jump to 6.5.5 soon. Unfortunately when I try nothing happens. No error messages, no failures. Everything looks fine, the log says the job is writing, unfortunately not a single byte is ever written. The job just sits there forever until manually killed. Any thoughts?
County of henrico
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