Scripted user backups using bpbackup.exe are not creating multiple streams when using a path which contains a wildcard.

Scripted user backups using bpbackup.exe are not creating multiple streams when using a path which contains a wildcard.

Article: 100016864
Last Published: 2008-01-15
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Product(s): NetBackup

Problem

GENERAL ERROR: Scripted user backups using bpbackup.exe are not creating multiple streams when using a path which contains a wildcard.

Solution

Overview: Scripted user backups using bpbackup.exe are not creating multiple streams when using a path whichcontains a wildcard.

Troubleshooting: N/A

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Resolution:
Initiating backup jobs froma client using a script containing the bpbackup command andthe -f option does not allow multipledata streams from the client. A backup initiated by the master server using aFULL or Incremental policy does allow multiple data streams.

A USERinitiated backup job does not allow for multiple data streams. Multiple datastreams need to have a set files list in order to determine the individualstreams. The NEW_STREAM directive, for example, instructs NetBackup that thefollowing list will be a single job. The ALL_LOCAL_DRIVES directive will createa job for each logical drive and the System_State.

If scripting is usedin initiating the bpbackup command, run the command for as many streamsas necessary. A new files list would need to be provided for each stream. It isadvisable that the files lists do not overlap. Also, for best results, a fileslist should be from the same physical drive.


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