Peter_Channing
Contributor
Contributor

Netbackup 6.5.4 and VCB

We recently upgraded from Netbackup 6MP5 to 6.5.4. Before the upgrade, using the config.js script, any snapshots on the VMs being backed up were removed before the job started. My backups were very clean and stable. Now that we are using the integrated scripts with 6.5.3 my backups have become very unreliable. Snapshots are not cleaned up when a backup fails (and the vcbcleanup.bat doesnt cleanup the mounted folders under mnt and doesnt remove the snapshots on the VMs) and I cant figure out how to get the backups to use those options in the config.js to keep things clean; there arent many options to configure in the policy and the ones there dont have anything to do with the type of stuff that was used in the config.js.

First, has anyone come accross this before, and if so how did you fix it. If this is something new, or perhaps something to be addressed by Veritas, I would welcome any suggestions,,,

Thanks in advance.

PeterC

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mmathurakani
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Hello ,

Try putting PREEXISTING_VCB_SNAPSHOT="delete" in config.js.And i am sure you would want to read the following two posts:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/169592

http://communities.vmware.com/message/1074921

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VMware4
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Contributor

Thanks M.

I didnt think that VCB used the config.js file with Veritas 6.5.4 but after updating the file with the settings I was using before, including the PREEXISTING_VCB_SNAPSHOT="delete" setting, the jobs have been running much better.

Thanks again.

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