When NetBackup backups up a directory on the GPFS file system that contains a mix of resident, premigrated and migrated files, the data stream of the Migrated files are being recalled from tape to satisfy the backup. This causes the filesystem to fill up.
GPFS is a DMAPI-enabled filesystem, and the migration state is stored within the DMAPI extended attributes.
The existing design of bpbkar does not check the file attributes before opening the file for read.
Veritas Engineering has developed a bpbkar binary that reads the file attributes prior to recognize migrated files there by skipping those files during backup.
Binaries are available under the following etracks:
|NetBackup 8.1.2||ET 3984936|
|NetBackup 8.2||ET 3987773|
The following bp.conf file entries are available:
To skip the GPFS pre-migrated files, set the following:
SKIPPING_GPFS_PREMIGRATED_FILES = 1
To skip the GPFS migrated files, set the following:
SKIPPING_GPFS_MIGRATED_FILES = 1
This modification will be available in future version of NetBackup.
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