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Server 5.15 and DAT tape sets


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I have confused myself . . . I'm new here as Administrator and the

 

scripts are not acting as expected . . . . not asking me to insert the

 

proper DAT set/tape.

 

 

 

Since August they have run backup server script named "AVRC Backup Server"

 

that has backed up to a set of tapes named "AVRC BACKUP [001]". Two weeks

 

ago it was up to five DAT tapes when it stopped running. The catalog was

 

reported as corrupted, so I gave the recreaterebuild command. Naturally

 

it is slow as it is re-syncing 70 machines over a five month span. Last

 

week it asked for tape #6, which I gave it.

 

 

 

To cover myself I created a new Backup Server script named "Post 11-06-02

 

AVRC BU" and it is successfully running, and now up to it's third DAT tape

 

entitled "Post 11-6-02 BU".

 

 

 

It is my wish to keep the two scripts/catalogs on separate DAT sets.

 

 

 

During the day I am patiently trying to rebuild the catalog to "AVRC Backup

 

Server", while backing up the network at night with "Post 11-06-02".

 

 

 

Today when I stopped Backup Server, and went to Retrospect

 

Directoryimmediate BUchose "AVRC Backup Server'save and run, and put

 

tape #6 of "AVRC BACKUP [001]" in the DAT drive, it polled and prepared,

 

then began writing to destination "Post 11-6-02 AVRC BU" which is not the

 

catalog I want it to write to. I want it to write to "AVRC Backup

 

Server". In the event I ever need to restore something from AVRC Backup

 

Server, I only want to be asked for AVRC BACKUP [001] tapes 1 - 6.

 

 

 

Question #1: Shouldn't it ask for tape #6 before beginning to write?

 

 

 

Question #2: If I ultimately want to have two identical scripts/catalogs

 

for even/odd days (to protect against media failure) is there some way to

 

insure each BU only writes to it's particular set of tapes?

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

 

 

John Wheelock

 

jwheelock@ucsd.edu

 

 

 

 

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""Post 11-6-02 AVRC BU" which is not the catalog I want it to write to.


 

If you're doing Immediate > Backup operations, you'll need to set the Destination to the set you want to use. If the destination listed is: Post 11-6-02 AVRC BU, that's the set Retropsect will use.

 

 

 

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Question #2: If I ultimately want to have two identical scripts/catalogs

 

for even/odd days (to protect against media failure) is there some way to

 

insure each BU only writes to it's particular set of tapes?


Use Backup scripts rather then Backup Server scripts to schedule which set to use on which day.

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